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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Sir John William Gordon (1814-1870) 1855

Albumen print | 17.6 x 15.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2500254

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Photograph of Colonel Gordon seated in a chair facing slightly left. He is wearing a peaked military hat and a cape. Behind him is open land and there is a cannonball to the right.

Colonel Gordon served with the Royal Engineers during the Crimean War and was badly injured during the Siege of Sevastopol.

This photograph is not in the Library of Congress collection.
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Major General Sir John William Gordon KCB, KH (1814-70)
    Army-GB-Royal Engineers
  • 17.6 x 15.5 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Col Gordon RE

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              • Crimean War (1853-1856)