An albumen print photograph of his photographic van, taken by Roger Fenton in 1855. In 1854 Fenton bought a former wine-merchant's van and converted it into a mobile darkroom. That autumn he travelled around Britain testing the suitability of the van. In February 1855, Fenton, together with his van and his assistant, Marcus Sparling, set sail for the Crimea. Sparling is the figure shown seated at the front of the van.
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- The National Media Museum, Bradford
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