Captain Cunninghame, 42nd Regiment, in the Crimea

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By Roger Fenton

Postcard of Captain Cunninghame, 42nd Regiment, in the Crimea.
© National Museums Scotland

Captain Cunninghame, 42nd Regiment, in the Crimea

Captain Robert Cunninghame was photographed in the Crimea by Roger Fenton, whose vivid images of the everyday experience of war were a revelation to the British public.

Roger Fenton took up to 360 photographs during the Crimean War. Before the work of men like Fenton, the public at home had to rely on written descriptions or artists' impressions for images of the war.

Fenton practised as a lawyer before becoming involved in photography. As well as the Crimea images, he was Photographer for the British Museum and was an important landscape photographer.

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Online ID: 000-000-100-275-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0207: The Thistle at War
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  M.1951.49
Date: 1855
Material: Paper
Dimensions: 161 mm H x 113 mm W
What: Photograph
Subject: Photographs
Who: 42nd Regiment of Foot (British land forces)
Captain Robert Cunninghame
Roger Fenton (photographer)
Description: 42nd Regiment of Foot - Photograph of Captain Cunninghame in the Crimea, by Roger Fenton.
  • Hannavy, John Roger Fenton of Crimble Hall London: Gordon Fraser, 1975 
  • McCorry, Helen (ed.) The thistle at war: an anthology of the Scottish experience of war, in the services and at home. Edinburgh, NMS, 1997 
  • Wood, Stephen The Scottish soldier. Manchester: Archive Publications in association with the National Museums of Scotland, 1987 
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