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Record of historical events

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




Salted paper print | 15.3 x 29.0 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500679

Photograph of Sevastopol taken from a distance. The town can be seen faintly in the middle distance, with the Russian military barracks the most prominent feature. There is a low stone wall in the foreground. The Siege of Sevastopol lasted eleven months, with the allied British, French and Turkish forces eventually capturing the city on the 8th September 1855.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 15.3 x 29.0 cm (image) (image)

    31.6 x 37.7 cm (mount)

  • Sebastopol. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]