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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Ready for the Trenches 1883 copy after 1855 original

Carbon print | 17.9 x 16.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2500224

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Photograph of a group of men of the 77th Regiment wearing winter clothes. Two men stand to the left holding long rifles and two men sit on the ground beside them to the right. They are wearing fur lined coats and fur hats. There is open land behind them. This photograph, printed by Jabez Hughes in 1883, is a carbon print pasted over the original photograph.

The 77th Regiment served in the Crimean War and fought in all of the major battles including the battles of Alma, Inkerman and Balaklava.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (printer)

    Army-GB-Infantry-77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot (1808-1881)
  • 17.9 x 16.6 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Men of the 77th Regiment Ready for the Trenches

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
      • 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)