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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Looking towards Balaklava, Turkish camp in the distance to the right Apr 1855

Albumen print | 26.2 x 35.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2500519

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Photograph taken on the Plateau of Sevastopol, looking towards Balaklava. In the foreground there is a group of soldiers, some mounted on horses, with a small camp on the hillside behind. On the plateau beyond there is a campsite to either side, with the campsite to the right being that of the Turkish army. This is one of a series of eleven photographs which create a panoramic picture of the Plateau of Sevastopol. The Siege of Sevastopol was a major component of the Crimean War, lasting from October 1854 to September 1855. The troops engaged in the siege camped in the countryside surrounding the town.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Army-GB-Cavalry Regiments
  • 26.2 x 35.3 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Panoramic Series

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Tents
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
            • Cavalry horses
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Domestic architecture
          • Huts
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Cavalry
          • Cavalry soldiers
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)