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Cundall & Howlett

Three Soldiers of the 72nd (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot  1883 copy after 1856 original

Carbon print | 23.5 x 18.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2500220

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Photograph of three soldiers from the 72nd (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot who served in the Crimean War. From left to right are William Noble, Alexander Dawson and John Harper. Dawson is standing, his right knee resting on a case. Noble and Harper are seated to either side. All are wearing Scottish military uniform including tartan trousers and they are all holding a rifle. This photograph, printed by Jabez Hughes in 1883, is a carbon print pasted over the original photograph.

Throughout the war Queen Victoria had taken an active interest in the welfare of the troops and on their return from the Crimea she met a number of the veterans at Buckingham Palace, Chatham Military Hospital and Aldershot Garrison. Following these meetings she commissioned a series of photographs of the veterans from the photographers Joseph Cundall and Robert Howlett. 
  • Creator(s)

    Cundall & Howlett (photographer)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (printer)

    Subject(s)
    Noble, William (fl.1856)
    Alexander Dawson (active 1856)
    John Harper (active 1856)
    Army-GB-Infantry-72nd (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot (1824-1881)
  • 23.5 x 18.5 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • William Noble, Alexander Dawson and John Harper, 72 Highlanders, c.1856 [in Crimean Portraits 1854 - 1856]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Firearms
              • Rifles
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Numismatics
          • Medals
            • Campaign medals
              • Crimea Medal (1854-56)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)