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Wounded Crimean War Veterans at Chatham Military Hospital 1855-6

Salted paper print | 15.1 x 20.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2500159

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Photograph of a large group of wounded Crimean War veterans gathered outside Brompton Barracks at Chatham Military Hospital. There are around one hundred and fifty men, some seated and the rest standing. They are wearing hospital clothing and most of the seated men are holding crutches. The barracks behind is a three storey brick building with a central section which has two columns with a balustrade above.

Throughout the war Queen Victoria had taken an active interest in the welfare of the troops and on their return to Britain she met a number of the wounded veterans at Buckingham Palace and at Chatham Military Hospital. Following her visits to the hospital she commissioned a series of photographs of the veterans.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • 15.1 x 20.5 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Large group of wounded soldiers seen by Queen Victoria at Bromptom Barracks, Chatham, c.1855 [in Crimean Portraits, 1854 - 1856]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Kent [England]
              • Chatham [Kent]
                • Brompton Barracks [Chatham]
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)