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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


Group outside a hut, with two cannonballs on blocks


Salted paper print | 23.8 x 27.3 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500634

Photograph of a group of ten soldiers standing outside a long hut built from wood and stone. Three are sitting on wooden stools, with the man seated to the right holding a small dog on his lap. In front of them there are two cannonballs resting on stone blocks. All are wearing military uniform. To the right there are visible crack marks where the negative was damaged.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 23.8 x 27.3 cm (image) (image)

    31.7 x 37.5 cm (mount)

  • Group outside hut with two cannon balls on blocks [taken from contents list]. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Dogs
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Ammunition
              • Cannon-balls
    • 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)