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Thomas Richard Williams (1825-71)

Royal Navy Officers who served in the Crimean War 1883 copy after June 1855 original

Carbon print | 10.3 x 12.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2500149

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Photograph of three men from the Royal Navy who served in the Crimean War. From left to right: Charles Brooks, John Starling and Edward Pengelly. They are gathered around a ship's anchor and a flagpole and all are wearing naval uniform including the Crimean Medal. There is a building and a pile of large metal chains behind. This photograph, printed by Jabez Hughes in 1883, is a carbon print pasted over the original photograph.

These naval officers were awarded the Crimean Medal by Queen Victoria on 18th May 1855 and were later photographed by T R Williams in Portsmouth.
  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Richard Williams (1825-71) (publisher)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (printer)

    Subject(s)
    Charles Brooks (fl.1855)
    Britannia (HMS) (VII)(gunship;laid dn 1814;launched Plymouth 1820;training ship 1859;broken 1869)
    John Starling, Boatswain (fl.1855)
    Sampson (HMS)
    Edward Pengelly, Leading Seaman (fl.1855)
    Sanspareil (HMS)
    Navy-GB
    Navy-GB
  • 10.3 x 12.6 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • 3 men of the Royal Navy who received the Crimean Medal from Queen Victoria, 18 May 1855 [in Crimean Portraits, 1854 - 1856]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Numismatics
          • Medals
            • Campaign medals
              • Crimea Medal (1854-56)
      • Architecture
        • Buildings
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Naval Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Hampshire [England]
              • Portsmouth [Hampshire]
                • Portsmouth Dockyards [Portsmouth]