The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 1365

New Public Rooms, London Road, Reading

Object details

Image size: h 18.2cm x w 14.3cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera

Physical description: waxed

Matilda Talbot 1934

Owner: National Science and Media Museum

Object owner number: 1937-3133

Collection: Science Museum Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 1365

New Public Reading Rooms, London Street, Reading

Location: Reading

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.