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Cundall & Howlett

Sergeant Robert Glasgow 1856

Salted paper print | 22.6 x 15.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2500207

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Photograph of Sergeant Robert Glasgow standing facing slightly left with his arms folded. He is wearing military uniform with two medals and a fur hat. There is a sword by his side.

Sergeant Robert Glasgow served with the Royal Artillery during the Crimean War. Throughout the war Queen Victoria had taken an active interest in the welfare of the troops and on their return from the Crimea she met a number of the veterans at Buckingham Palace, Chatham Military Hospital and Aldershot Garrison. Following these meetings she commissioned a series of photographs of the veterans from the photographers Joseph Cundall and Robert Howlett. 

  • Creator(s)

    Cundall & Howlett (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Sergeant Robert Glasgow
    Army-GB-Artillery-Royal Artillery
  • 22.6 x 15.8 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Sergeant Robert Glasgow, Royal Artillery, c. 1856 [in Crimean Portraits 1854 - 1856]

  • 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
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Side arms (weapons)
              • Swords
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Numismatics
          • Medals
            • Campaign medals
              • Crimea Medal (1854-56)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)