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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Vivandière 5 - 5 May 1855

Albumen print | 17.4 x 13.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2500338

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Photograph of a Vivandière attached to a Zouave regiment standing facing slightly left. She is wearing a tight fitting jacket and a skirt and apron with trousers underneath. There is a bag across her body and she is holding a stick in her left hand. There is a building behind her. Vivandières, also known as a Cantinières, were women who travelled with the French army as canteen workers. They often wore a female version of the uniform of the regiment they were attached to.
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 17.4 x 13.1 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Vivandière

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)