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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


Waiting for Breakfast


Salted paper print | 14.5 x 19.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500629

Photograph of two men outside a tent. One man stands by the entrance of the tent with his jacket undone, holding a kettle in his right hand. The other man sits on a rock to the right holding a long stick. On either side of the tent's entrance there is a pile of stones with a cannonball placed on top. Behind the men to the right there are several more tents and a group of men. The troops engaged in the Siege of Sevastopol camped in the countryside surrounding the town.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 14.5 x 19.5 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 36.7 cm (mount)

  • Waiting for breakfast. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Tents
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
                • Crimean campaign (Crimean War)
                  • Siege of Sevastopol, 1854-55 (Crimean War)