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Victoria and Albert collected works documenting political and military events

James Robertson (1813-88)

Military band playing in a camp 1855-1856

Salted paper print | 23.0 x 29.1 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500655

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Photograph of a military band playing in a camp. The band stand in a group playing a variety of instruments. Other soldiers stand around them, with those standing in front of the band facing the camera. All are wearing military uniform, with the band wearing lighter coloured jackets. There are tents and wooden huts behind them. The standard of British military bands improved dramatically around the time of the Crimean War, with more emphasis placed on standardisation across the regiments.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 23.0 x 29.1 cm (image) (image)

    31.7 x 37.5 cm (mount)

  • Military band playing in camp [taken from contents list]. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musical instruments
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
                • Crimean campaign (Crimean War)
                  • Siege of Sevastopol, 1854-55 (Crimean War)