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

ROGER FENTON (1819-69)

Omar Pacha and Colonel John Lintorn Arabin Simmons


Salted paper print | 19.3 x 15.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2500343

Photograph of Omar Pacha (1806-1871) mounted on a horse facing left with Colonel Simmons (1821-1903) standing to the left by the horse's head. Both are wearing military uniform and carry swords. Behind them there is a tree and a building with a tiled roof. Omar Pacha was originally an Austrian subject who converted to Islam and commanded the Turkish forces during the Crimean War. Colonel Simmons was a British soldier and railway expert who acted as the British representative to the Ottoman army during the Crimean War.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 19.3 x 15.9 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Omar Pacha and Colonel Simmons

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)