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Victoria and Albert collected photographs that documented the political and military events that defined a period of global expansion


Memorial to the 90th Light Infantry


Salted paper print | 22.6 x 28.1 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500764

Photograph of a memorial to the 90th Light Infantry in the Crimea. The memorial is a small obelisk on a tiered base, with a clearly visible inscription to the soldiers of the 90th Light Infantry. It is surrounded by plants and there is another small obelisk a short distance from each corner. There is open land behind. Before they left the Crimea in 1856 the British created a number of cemeteries on the sites where regiments had camped during the Siege of Sevastopol.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 22.6 x 28.1 cm (image) (image)

    31.8 x 37.1 cm (mount)

  • Memorial to the 90th Light Infantry. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Town planning, landscapes and gardens
        • Cemeteries
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Funerary architecture