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Carol Szathmari (1812-87)

Turkish artillery officers mounted on horses 1854

Salted paper print | 15.9 x 22.3 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500617

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Photograph of five Turkish artillery soldiers mounted on horses. They are wearing military uniform including sashes and hats. The ground is very muddy and there is a long wooden barrack building behind. Szathmari was one of the first war photographers, and the first to photograph the Crimean War. In the spring of 1854 he travelled to the area around the Danube and photographed the Turkish and Russian soldiers engaged in the first skirmishes of the war. He exhibited the resulting photographs at the Paris World Exposition of 1855 and presented copies to Queen Victoria and Emperor Napoleon III.
  • Creator(s)

    Carol Szathmari (1812-87) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Army-Turkey-Artillery
    Army-Turkey
    Army Officers
  • 15.9 x 22.3 cm (image) (image)

  • Turkish artillery officers, Crimean War

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Artillery
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)