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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Landing Place, Railway Stores, Balaklava, looking up the Harbour 15 - 15 Mar 1855

Albumen print | 28.0 x 36.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2500489

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Photograph of the landing place and railway stores at the harbour in Balaklava. The quayside bends around to the right, with a partly built rail track at the centre. On either side there are piles of wood and ammunition, and men gathered in small groups. To the right are the railway store buildings and to the left the harbour. Several ships are docked in the harbour, some with gangways linking them to the quayside. Huge supplies of ammunition were needed for the Siege of Sevastopol. The British received their supplies through the small port town of Balaklava and then transported them to troops through a purpose built rail system.
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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 28.0 x 36.1 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Landing Place. Railway Store

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Balaklava [Sevastopol]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Waterway engineering
          • Harbours
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
        • Vehicles
          • Simple transport
            • Carts
        • Railways
          • Rails (railway line)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Buildings
        • Domestic architecture
          • Sheds
    • People
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)