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James Robertson (1813-88)

The Victoria Ravine 1855-1856

Gelatin silver print | 23.8 x 27.4 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500780

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Photograph of the Victoria Ravine. Soldiers are standing on the road at the bottom of the ravine, or sitting by the roadside. The road is littered with cannonballs and some soldiers are holding one. Halfway up the steep hillside behind there is a shelter built into the rock, the walls reinforced with sandbags. The Victoria Ravine, also known as the Worontzoff Ravine, marked the line between the British and French forces during the Siege of Sevastopol.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 23.8 x 27.4 cm (image) (image)

    28.7 x 32.8 cm (mount)

  • The Victoria Ravine [title of duplicate, 2500725]. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • Copy of an original from the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Balaklava [Sevastopol]
            • Valley of the Shadow of Death [Crimea]
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
          • Atlantic Ocean
            • Black Sea
    • 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)