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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Cossack Bay Balaklava Mar 1855

Albumen print | 26.8 x 35.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2500498

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Photograph of Cossack Bay, Balaklava. In the foreground there is a long building with a tiled roof, with cattle in a pen beside it. By the edge of the water there is a row of small tents and several piles of wood. There is a sign reading 'CATTLE PIER' on the side of a building to the left. In the harbour behind there are a number of ships, some anchored by the quayside and others further out. There are hills in the background. The British used the town of Balaklava as a base during the Crimean War. They received their supplies through the small port and transported them by rail to troops engaged in the Siege of Sevastopol.
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 26.8 x 35.6 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Cossack Bay, Balaklava

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Balaklava [Sevastopol]
                • Cossacks Bay [Balaklava]
      • Physiography
        • Hills
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Cattle & oxen
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Waterway engineering
          • Harbours
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Buildings
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)