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


French Headquarters


Salted paper print | 24.5 x 30.4 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500667

Photograph of the French Headquarters in Sevastopol after the fall of the city. The photograph shows a row of buildings from the side, with one building slightly taller with a small cupola and a weather vane. Two French soldiers stand by a sentry box at its entrance and a Turkish soldier stands to the right. In front of the buildings there is a yard with several small bare trees and a flagpole, its flag ghosted through movement. After an eleven month siege the city of Sevastopol was captured by the allied British, French and Turkish forces on the 8th September 1855.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 24.5 x 30.4 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 37.5 cm (mount)

  • French Head Quarters. [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]