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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Private of the 23rd Regiment 1883 copy after 1855 original

Carbon print | 18.1 x 15.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2500227

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Photograph of a British Private standing facing partly right in the full marching uniform of the 23rd Regiment. He is wearing a knapsack and other equipment on his back and has a long gun tucked under his right arm. There is a tent behind him and two cannon balls at his feet. This photograph, printed by Jabez Hughes in 1883, is a carbon print pasted over the original photograph.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (printer)

    Subject(s)
    Army-GB-Infantry-23rd Regiment of Foot (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) (1817-1862)
    Army-GB-Privates
  • 18.1 x 15.8 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
        • Travel Goods
          • Tents
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Firearms
              • Rifles
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)