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Attributed to Cundall & Howlett

Thomas Walker and Joseph Conolly 1883 copy after 1855-6 original

Carbon print | 14.5 x 11.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2500156

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Photograph of Thomas Walker of the 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot and Joseph Conolly of the 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot, both veterans of the Crimean War. Walker is sitting to the left and Conolly to the right. Both are wearing civilian clothes and are holding a clay pipe in their left hand. Conolly is holding a wooden crutch in his right hand. There is a brick wall behind them. This photograph, printed by Jabez Hughes in 1883, is a carbon print pasted over the original photograph (glass plate RCIN 2083116).

Both men were wounded during the Battle of Inkerman. Walker was shot through the top of the head and Conolly lost his right leg. They were among the wounded soldiers that Queen Victoria met at the military hospital at Chatham shortly after the war. Following her visits to the hospital she commissioned a series of photographs of the veterans.
  • Creator(s)

    Attributed to Cundall & Howlett (photographer)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (printer)

    Thomas Walker
    Army-GB-Infantry-95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot (1826-1881) (m w 45th of Foot, m w 29th)
    Joseph Conolly
    Army-GB-Infantry-46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot (1783-1881)(m w 32nd, & 13th of Foot)
  • 14.5 x 11.7 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Thomas Walker, 95th Regiment, wounded top of head at Inkermann and Joseph Conolly, 46th Regiment, lost right leg at Inkermann. Seen by Queen Victoria at Chatham, c.1855 [in Crimean Portraits, 1854 - 1856]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

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              • Crimean War (1853-1856)