Image size: h 18.2cm x w 14.3cm
Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera
Physical description: waxed
Provenance:Matilda Talbot 1934
Owner: National Science and Media Museum
Object owner number: 1937-3133
Collection: Science Museum Collection
Rights and Reproduction
Keywords: Architecture Advert
The New Public Reading Rooms in Reading, from 1840s was the "Reading Literary Scientific and Mechanics' Institution". The building still exists and at the time of writing is a bar and hotel.
Close inspection of the image shows a figure leaning against the wall of the reading Rooms, as well as various billboard advertisements.
New Public Rooms, London Road, R...
New Public Reading Rooms, London...