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


Fort Nicholas


Salted paper print | 22.7 x 29.3 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500759

Photograph of Fort Nicholas at Sevastopol harbour. In the foreground are the docks, with rubble and wooden carriages amongst the buildings. Fort Nicholas, a low stone building, can be seen across the water behind. Ships are visible in the sea beyond. During the Crimean War the entrance to Sevastopol harbour was defended by a number of forts. In order to prevent the re-establishment of Sevastopol as a Russian stronghold the French destroyed Fort Nicholas in February 1856.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 22.7 x 29.3 cm (image) (image)

    31.7 x 37.4 cm (mount)

  • Fort Nicholas. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
          • Atlantic Ocean
            • Black Sea
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Military architecture