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Victoria and Albert collected photographs that documented the political and military events that defined a period of global expansion


Divine Service in the camp of the Guards


Salted paper print | 19.8 x 29.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500658

Photograph of a church service in the camp of the Guards during the Crimean War. The clergyman, wearing white robes, stands in a clearing with three drums stacked in front of him. The Guards are arranged in a semi-circle around him, all wearing military uniform and bearskin hats. A number of the soldiers have a drum on the ground in front of them. Behind the group are the tents and wooden huts of the camp. The troops engaged in the Siege of Sevastopol camped in the countryside surrounding the town.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 19.8 x 29.5 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 37.4 cm (mount)

  • Divine Service in the camp of the Guards. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Christian church in general
            • Church government. Ecclesiastical organization
              • Clergy
                • Priests and clergy in general. Secular clergy
                  • Chaplains
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musical instruments
          • Percussion instruments
            • Drums
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
                • Crimean campaign (Crimean War)
                  • Siege of Sevastopol, 1854-55 (Crimean War)