Salted paper print
Image: 18.3 x 15.2 cm (7 3/16 x 6 in.); Paper: 59.6 x 44 cm (23 7/16 x 17 5/16 in.)
Gift of William and Margaret Lipscomb 2021.205
Roger Fenton was one of the pioneers of war photography.
In 1855 Fenton traveled to the Crimea, a peninsula on the Black Sea in Eastern Europe, as part of a commercial venture to produce and publish photographs of the Crimean War. In this conflict, French, British, and Turkish troops were fighting against the Russian military. Lord Burghersh (1784–1859), a British soldier and diplomat, traveled to the Crimea in his role as ambassador to Austria; he was involved in negotiations with the Turkish government over the war.
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