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James Robertson (1813-88)

Harbour of Balaklava 1855-1856

Salted paper print | 25.2 x 29.4 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500729

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Photograph of the harbour at Balaklava. The small harbour is filled with ships with tall masts. In the foreground, and on the far bank across the water, there are several small buildings surrounded by piles of wood, ammunition and other supplies. A camp can be seen on the hillside in the distance and the town is just visible to the right. The town of Balaklava was used as a base by the British during the Crimean War. Supplies arrived by ship into the small harbour and were transported by rail to troops engaged in the Siege of Sevastopol.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 25.2 x 29.4 cm (image) (image)

    31.6 x 37.4 cm (mount)

  • Harbour of Balaclava. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Balaklava [Sevastopol]
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
          • Atlantic Ocean
            • Black Sea
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Waterway engineering
          • Harbours
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
            • Sailing ships
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Tents
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Domestic architecture
          • Huts