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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Landing Place, Ordnance Wharf, Balaklava; Genoese Castle in the distance Mar 1855

Salted paper print | 27.4 x 35.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2500497

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Photograph of the landing place at the Ordnance Wharf in Balaklava. On the quayside there are piles of wood and ammunition, and a group of men are standing around a wooden cart. There is a large house to the left and several ships docked in the harbour to the right. The old Genoese Castle can just be seen on the hillside behind. Huge supplies of ammunition, or ordnance, were needed for the Siege of Sevastopol. The British received their supplies through the small port town of Balaklava.
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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 27.4 x 35.3 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Balaklava Cattle Pier

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Balaklava [Sevastopol]
      • Physiography
        • Hills
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Ammunition
              • Cannon-balls
            • Cannons (weapons)
        • Waterway engineering
          • Harbours
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Buildings
    • People
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)