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Record of historical events

Victoria and Albert collected photographs that documented the political and military events that defined a period of global expansion


Valley of the Shadow of Death


Salted paper print | 22.3 x 29.2 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500723

Photograph of a ravine in the Crimea named by Robertson as the Valley of the Shadow of Death. A trench runs the breadth of the photograph, with several piles of cannonballs to the right. A town can be seen in the distance, possibly Sevastopol or Balaklava, with the sea beyond. Robertson photographed the landscape around Balaklava and Sevastopol both before and after the Russians retreated.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 22.3 x 29.2 cm (image) (image)

    31.7 x 37.2 cm (mount)

  • Valley of the Shadow of Death. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Valley of the Shadow of Death [Crimea]
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
          • Atlantic Ocean
            • Black Sea
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
                • Crimean campaign (Crimean War)
                  • Battle of Balaklava, 1854 (Crimean War)