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Record of historical events

Victoria and Albert collected photographs that documented the political and military events that defined a period of global expansion


The Tractir Bridge


Salted paper print | 23.6 x 28.7 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500720

Photograph of the Tractir Bridge over the Chernaya River. The bridge is made of stone and has two arches, with the river running below. Beside the bridge to the left there is a small group of tents. There are hills behind and a stone pillar in the foreground to the right.

The Battle of the Chernaya took place in this area of the countryside surrounding Sevastopol in the end stages of the Crimean War.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 23.6 x 28.7 cm (image) (image)

    31.8 x 37.7 cm (mount)

  • The "Tractir" Bridge. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
                • Crimean campaign (Crimean War)
                  • Siege of Sevastopol, 1854-55 (Crimean War)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Bridges