A vintage photograph showing a very large artillery piece being manoeuvered into position with an intricate block-and-tackle system. Artillery.
A vintage photograph showing a very large artillery piece being manoeuvered into position with an intricate block-and-tackle system

A vintage photograph showing a very large artillery piece being manoeuvered into position with an intricate block-and-tackle system

An albumen paper photograph (143 × 203 mm, with the top corners arched), within a hand-drawn thin red ink double-rule border on the original plain card mount (267 × 367 mm); apart from a few light marks to the mount, and a little bit of tanning near the right-hand edge of the print, the item is in excellent condition.

No pertinent details - when, where and why the photograph was taken, and by whom - are known, and the later pencilling on the verso (a price and what seems to be a name) adds nothing. From first principles, we suggest the 1860s, 'somewhere in England', a training exercise, and an 'official' photographer (and there seem to be a couple of women in the middle distance on the right).

Item #118372

Price: $300.00

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