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Cundall & Howlett

Soldiers of the 17th Light Dragoon (Lancers) who served in the Crimean War 1883 copy after 1855-6 original

Carbon print | 14.6 x 12.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2500139

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Photograph of four soldiers from the 17th Light Dragoon (Lancers) who served in the Crimean War. From left to right: Corporal Thomas Smith, Corporal William Dimmock, Private William Pearson and Corporal Thomas Foster. All are wearing military uniform including helmets with plumes and the Crimea Medal. They are each holding a flagpole and a sword and there is a building with a veranda behind. This photograph, printed by Jabez Hughes in 1883, is a carbon print pasted over the original photograph.

These soldiers were awarded the Crimean Medal by Queen Victoria on 18th May 1855. Throughout the war she had taken an active interest in the welfare of the troops and on their return to Britain she met a number of veterans at Buckingham Palace and at the military hospital at Chatham.
  • Creator(s)

    Cundall & Howlett (photographer)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (printer)

    Subject(s)
    Corporal Willliam Dimmock (fl.1855)
    Private William Pearson (fl.1855)
    Corporal Thomas Foster (fl.1855)
    Army-GB-Cavalry-17th Light Dragoon (Lancers) (1824-1862)
    Army-GB-Cavalry Regiments
    Corporal Thomas Smith (fl.1855)
  • 14.6 x 12.1 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Group of 4 men of the 17th Lancers 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
              • Military uniforms
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)