Fenton wrote that he had intended to move in closer at the site. LC-USZC4-9302, Lieutenant General, the Honourable Sir James Yorke Scarlett, K.C.B. Fenton, who spent fewer than four months in the Crimea (March 8 to June 26, 1855), produced 360 photographs under extremely trying conditions. LC-USZC4-9163, Captain Hughes, lately employed on special service in Circassia (he brought the important intelligence to the Allies at Kertch of the fall of Anapa). LC-USZC4-9177, Camp of the 5th Dragoon Guards, looking towards Kadikoi. LC-USZC4-9139, Major Tinley, & officers of the 39th regiment. LC-USZC4-9154, Chasseur d'Afrique - officer. LC-USZC4-9288, Captain Charles Aug. DrakeHalford, 5th Dragoon Guards. LC-USZC4-9216, General Labousiniére & General Beuret. LC-USZC4-9228, Railway officials, messrs. Swan, Cadell, Middleton, Howse, & Kellock. LC-USZC4-9197, General view of Balaklava, the hospital on the right. He could not take action shots, as the subject had to remain still for the duration of the exposure, and Fenton did not believe in taking pictures of dead bodies. LC-USZC4-9295, Lieutenant General Sir John Burgoyne G.C.B., Inspector General of Fortifications. On a commissioned assignment, Fenton traveled in 1853 to the Crimean peninsula on the Black Sea, where England, France, and Turkey were fighting a war … Because of this disadvantage, Fenton was limited as to what he could photograph. Fenton did not have much luck selling his Crimean War photos, but he continued to take photographs until 1863, when he became a lawyer in England until his death in 1869. LC-USZC4-9315, Captain Thomas, aide-de-camp to General Bosquet. Landing place, railway stores, Balaklava, looking up the harbour. Dirt road in ravine scattered with cannonballs. Roger Fenton, the man who would make history as the photographer of the Crimean War, was raised in great comfort in England. One gioard smoking a pipe, two Zouaves, and Mrs. Rogers in front of a hut. Roger Fenton, the very first war photographer, captured the grim reality of the Crimean War. LC-USZC4 -9276, Camp of the 3rd Division, French tents in the distance. LC-USZC4-9240. LC-USZC4-9222, The cemetery, Redoubt des Anglais & Inkerman in the distance. LC-USZC4-9306, General Cissé, chief of the staff to General Bosquet, & aide-de-camp. LC-USZC4-9129, Captain Croker, 17th Regiment, with servant. As. LC-USZC4-9256, Major Chapman, 20th Regiment. Watson, Major Fred. The Crimean War soon transformed into an imperial struggle for influence over the ailing Ottoman Empire, but it never lost its religious overtones. Encampment of the 71st Regiment at Balaclava commissariat camp, Tents and huts of British camps on hillside and valley at Balaklava. Roger Fenton was sent to record the Crimean War by Thomas Agnew of Agnew & Sons, where the United Kingdom, the Second French Empire, the Kingdom of Sardinia, and the Ottoman Empire were fighting a war against the Russian Empire. LC-USZC4-9257, Group of Tatars labourers at work repairing roadway in Balaklava in front of the Store of 14th Regiment. LC-USZC4-9143, View of British camp with Turkish camp in the distance on plateau before Sebastopol. LC-USZC4-9137, Captain Inglis, 5th Dragoon Guards. Lieutenant Colonel William Munro & officers of the 39th Regiment. LC-USZC4-9271, Looking towards Mackenzie's Heights, tents of the 33rd Regiment in the foreground. On the left is the side of Fenton's photographic van. LC-USZC4-9368, Zouave & officer of the Spahis. One of the most famous photos of the Crimean campaign. Roger Fenton, dressed in a Zouave uniform, with a rifle. LC-USZC4-9158, Captain John Drysdale, 42nd Regiment. LC-USZC4-9369, Commissary General William Filder. LC-USZC4-9193, Maréchal Pélissier, G.C.B. LC-USZC4-9319, His Royal Highness Prince Napoleon. LC-USZC4-9260, Sebastopol from the front of Cathcart's Hill. William Agnew, of the publishing firm Thomas Agnew & Sons, must have proposed Fenton as the photographer for a commercial publishing venture to the Crimea sometime before a hurricane claimed the life of the official government photographer in the Crimea in November 1854, for during the fall of that year Fenton purchased a former wine merchant's van and converted it to a mobile darkroom. LC-USZC4-9180, Captain Charles A. Fay on General Bosquets staff. LC-USZC4-9238, Discussion between two Croats. One of the most famous photos of the Crimean campaign. LC-USZC4-9291, Colonel Vico, attached to the British Head Quarters. LC-USZC4-9325, James J.M. LC-USZC4-9164, British private in full marching order, in front of tent, with rifle, canteen, knapsack, and other equipment. He was educated at the University of Oxford, graduating in 1840. LC-USZC4-9181, Lieutenant Gayner [i.e., Gaynor], 47th Regiment. Roger Fenton, The valley of the shadow of death. to H.R.H. When he returned, 312 of his prints were displayed in London and traveled throughout numerous towns in the British Isles. headquarters. LC-USZC4-9132, Major Hallewell, Assistant-Quarter-Master-General, lounging out-of-doors, raising a cup for a servant to fill; his marquis tent in background.