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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

The Old Post Office, Balaklava 15 - 15 Mar 1855

Salted paper print | 19.9 x 25.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2500464

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Photograph of the Old Post Office at Balaklava. The building is in poor condition with a damaged tile roof. Four men stand on a wooden platform and staircase at the front of the building, with a row of glass bottles beside them. In the foreground there is a pile of railway track surrounded by stones. The town of Balaklava was used as a base by the British during the Crimean War. Supplies arrived by ship into the small harbour and were transported by rail to troops engaged in the Siege of Sevastopol.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 19.9 x 25.4 cm (image)

    44.5 x 57.3 cm (mount)

  • Old Post Office

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
                • Crimean campaign (Crimean War)
                  • Battle of Balaklava, 1854 (Crimean War)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Balaklava [Sevastopol]