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Cundall & Howlett

Three Soldiers of the Grenadier Guards 1856

Salted paper print | 23.2 x 18.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2500201

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Photograph of three soldiers from the Grenadier Guards standing in a row facing slightly left. From left to right are Charles Manners, William Webster and a man only identified as Henry. They are all wearing military uniform and bearskin hats. Charles Manners is holding a shovel and his two companions are holding rifles.

These soldiers served in the Crimean War. 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)

    Manners, Charles (fl.1855)
    William Webster (fl. 1856)
    Army-GB-Infantry-Foot Guards (1st or Grenadier) (1819- )
    Army-GB-Corps-Royal Pioneer Corps
  • 23.2 x 18.9 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Charles Manners, William Webster and Henry ?, Grenadier Guards, 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
              • Guns
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Agricultural implements
          • Shovels
    • 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)