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Record of historical events

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


General Lacy Walter Giles Yea (1808-1855)


Salted paper print | 15.4 x 16.0 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500628

Photograph of General Yea and Lieutenant Hobson standing beside a horse. General Yea stands to the left by the horse's head, turning to the right with his left hand resting on the saddle. Lieutenant Hobson, standing to the right, holds out a letter to him with his right hand and holds a sword in his left. Both are wearing military uniform and there is a wooden hut behind them. General Yea commanded the Royal Fusiliers during the Crimean War. Both men died during the attack on the Redan, 18 June 1855.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 15.4 x 16.0 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 36.7 cm (mount)

  • Genl. Yea. [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)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses