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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

The Cemetery on Cathcart's Hill, showing the flagstaff 1855

Albumen print | 18.7 x 25.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2500467

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Photograph of the cemetery on Cathcart's Hill. There are a number of graves with small headstones, with a man standing beside one to the left. On the ridge behind there is a flagpole to the right. Cathcart's Hill, named after the grave of General Cathcart, was the main cemetery for British soldiers killed during the Crimean War. It was also used as an observation point as from it commanders could view the progress of the Siege of Sevastopol.
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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 18.7 x 25.8 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • The Cemetery on Cathcarts Hill showing the Flag Staff

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Cathcarts Hill [Sevastopol]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Town planning, landscapes and gardens
        • Cemeteries
    • People
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Flags
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)