Roger Fenton 'Sebastapol', from The Photographic Album for the Year 1855 (1855)
C.43.i.7 20x26 cm

Albumen print from wet collodion negative

 
Sebastapol
 
Fenton's van
 
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This album, containing 44 photographs by members of the Photographic Club, was printed by Charles Whittingham. The image shown is one of many photographs of the Crimean War by Roger Fenton, a vice-president of the club. The photographic wagon, which he used in Yorkshire while producing landscape photographs and later in the Crimea, was originally a wine merchant's van converted into a portable darkroom, with chemicals, glass plates and camera equipment.