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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Looking towards MacKenzie's Heights, tents of the 33rd Regiment in the foreground Apr 1855

Albumen print | 26.8 x 35.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2500517

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Photograph taken on the Plateau of Sevastopol looking towards McKenzie's Heights. In the foreground there is a group of men mounted on horses, some blurred through movement. To the right are several gun carriages and to the left a group of soldiers in full military uniform. Behind is a large campsite that stretches into the distance, with the tents closest those of the 33rd Regiment. 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.
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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 26.8 x 35.3 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Panoramic Series

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