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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

    GUSTAVE LE GRAY (1820-84)

    La Messe (Camp de Chalons)


    Albumen print | 27.7 x 35.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2934242

    Photograph showing a group of army commanders and generals at Chalons. The group stand to the left of the print looking towards an altar. There is a large cross on the altar. The steps to the altar are lined with troops. A large group of troops can be seen in the distant background.
    • Creator(s)

      Gustave Le Gray (1820-84) (photographer)

    • La Messe. (Camp de Chalons.) 1857.

    • 27.7 x 35.1 cm (image)

    • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

    • Subject(s)
      • Places
        • Europe
          • France
            • Franche Comté [France]
              • Chalon-sur-Saône [France]
      • Social sciences
        • Ethnology
          • Costume & National dress
            • Costume-North Africa
          • Public life
            • Ceremonies