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Roger Fenton's photographs of the Crimea, 1855

Roger Fenton (1819-69)

The Ordnance Wharf at Balaklava Mar 1855

Albumen print | 20.5 x 25.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2500461

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Photograph of the Ordnance Wharf at Balaklava. In the foreground there are piles of cannonballs, along with logs and a cannon. There is a group of men standing to the right and two ships in the harbour behind. On the hillside to the right there are a number of buildings. Huge supplies of ammunition, or ordnance, were needed for the Siege of Sevastopol. The British received their supplies through the small port town of Balaklava.