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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

General view of Balaklava, the hospital on the right Mar 1855

Albumen print | 27.7 x 35.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2500490

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Photograph of Balaklava showing the hospital to the right. There is a building with a tiled roof in the foreground and the rooftops of the town are spread out behind. Beyond the town is the harbour, with several ships anchored to the left. Small groups of tents can just be made out on the hills behind. The town of Balaklava with its port and purpose built railway yard were of strategic significance throughout the Crimean War.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Army-GB-Infantry-Scots Fusilier Guards (1832-1877)
  • 27.7 x 35.5 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • General View of Balaklava Hospital on the right

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Balaklava [Sevastopol]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Hospitals
        • Domestic architecture
          • Cottages
        • Buildings
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Waterway engineering
          • Harbours
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
        • Railways
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Tents
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)