CDV - WILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL – CONSIDERED FIRST WAR CORRESPONDENT
Carte de visite 4 1/4"x 2 1 /2". Ca 1860s view of Russell. Fredricks, NY photographer's backmark.
William Howard Russell (1820 - 1907) was an Irish reporter with The Times, and is considered to have been one of the first modern war correspondents, after he spent 22 months covering the Crimean War including the Charge of the Light Brigade. In 1861 Russell went to Washington to report on the American Civil War and returned to England in 1863. In July 1865 he sailed on the Great Eastern to document the laying of the Atlantic Cable. He published diaries of his time in India, the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War.He retired as a battlefield correspondent in 1882 and founded the Army and Navy Gazette. Russell was knighted in May 1895.
Fine condition. cdv la 039 120.
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SKU: cdv la 039
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