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Victoria and Albert collected works documenting political and military events

Carol Szathmari (1812-87)

Turkish artillery 1854

Salted paper print | 17.2 x 24.4 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500615

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Photograph of Turkish artillery soldiers beside a gun carriage. The soldiers to the left are mounted on horses. The ground is very muddy and there is a long wooden hut 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)

  • 17.2 x 24.4 cm (image) (image)

  • Turkish artillery, Crimean War

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Artillery
            • Gun Carriages
            • Firearms
              • Guns
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)