The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 1412

Messageries Royales, Orléans

Object details

Created: 14 Jun 1843

Image size: h 17.1cm x w 20.5cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera

Physical description: waxed; top corners clipped; the negative has been trimmed

Matilda Talbot 1934

Owner: National Science and Media Museum

Object owner number: 1937-2365

Collection: Science Museum Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 1412

Messageries Royales, Orléans

Location: Orléans

Keywords: Orleans France

The Messageries Royales, or Royal Messengers, was a horse and carriage delivery service across France.  It was also known as the Department of Public Cars.

Image from the collections of the British Library (usage terms: Public Domain)