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Robertson, James (1813-1888)Base of the Malakoff Tower, Crimea

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Base of the Malakoff Tower, Crimea. 1855. Salted paper print. 22,5 x 29,5 cm (26,2 cm x 31,5 cm). Mounted to board, annotated in pencil on mount.

Taken by James Robertson during the Crimean War in 1855, this photograph depicts the Malakhov Tower, a crucial Russian fortress during the Siege of Sevastopol. The image shows the imposing structure surrounded by earthworks and artillery batteries, highlighting its strategic importance. Recognized as one of the earliest photographs capturing armed conflict in the history of photography, another print of this image is housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection within Major George Harry Smith Willis's Crimean War scrapbook. – Faded first print with two creases on top margin and a small spot in lower margin.

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Base of the Malakoff Tower, Crimea. 1855. Salted paper print. 22,5 x 29,5 cm (26,2 cm x 31,5 cm). Mounted to board, annotated in pencil on mount.

Taken by James Robertson during the Crimean War in 1855, this photograph depicts the Malakhov Tower, a crucial Russian fortress during the Siege of Sevastopol. The image shows the imposing structure surrounded by earthworks and artillery batteries, highlighting its strategic importance. Recognized as one of the earliest photographs capturing armed conflict in the history of photography, another print of this image is housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection within Major George Harry Smith Willis's Crimean War scrapbook. – Faded first print with two creases on top margin and a small spot in lower margin.

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