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Attributed to Carol Szathmari (1812-87)

Three volunteer Russian soldiers from Bulgaria 1854

RCIN 2500620

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This photograph by Szathmari shows Bulgarian soldiers who served with the Russian army during the Crimean War. It is unusual for opposing sides to be depicted by the same photographer, but here Szathmari, as a neutral party and an established artist, has been given greater access and more freedom than might be expected.