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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

The town of Balaklava Mar 1855

Salted paper print | 6.3 x 8.7 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500500

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Photograph of the town of Balaklava. In the foreground to the right there is a building with three men gathered outside the veranda. There is a pony standing in front of the building and two men are riding up the nearby track with another two horses behind them. Behind, on lower ground, are the rooftops of the town. Among them to the left is the harbour where several ships are anchored. There is a steep hill behind the town. The British used the town of Balaklava as a base during the Crimean War. They received their supplies through the small port and transported them by rail to troops engaged in the Siege of Sevastopol.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 6.3 x 8.7 cm (image) (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Town of Balaklava with pack horses in foreground

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Balaklava [Sevastopol]
      • Physiography
        • Hills
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Waterway engineering
          • Harbours
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Buildings
    • People
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)