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Cundall & Howlett

Three Soldiers of the Rifle Brigade 1856

Salted paper print | 22.8 x 18.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2500214

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Photograph of three soldiers of the Rifle Brigade who served in the Crimean War. From left to right are Tobin, Hill and Wiseman. Tobin and Hill are standing, Tobin holding a trumpet and Hill a rifle. Wiseman is seated holding a rifle. All are wearing military uniform.

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)

    Bugler James Tobin (fl.1856)
    Rifle Brigade William Hill (fl.1856)
    Wiseman, Corporal (fl.1856)
    Army-GB-Infantry-Rifle Brigade, 1st Bn
  • 22.8 x 18.9 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Tobin, Hill and Corporal Wiseman, Rifle Brigade, c. 1856 [in Crimean Portraits 1854 - 1856]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • 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)