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


Men working in a British cemetery


Salted paper print | 23.9 x 29.1 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500762

Photograph of men working in a British cemetery in the Crimea. The cemetery contains a number of simple gravestones, with the inscriptions clearly visible on most. Five men are gathered to the left, two digging a grave and one sanding down a block of stone. Beside them there is a gravestone lying flat on wooden planks. Behind the graves there is a stone wall with an open gateway to the right. 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)

  • 23.9 x 29.1 cm (image) (image)

    31.8 x 37.3 cm (mount)

  • Men working in British cemetery. [Title in contents list]. [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