The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 1365

New Public Rooms, London Road, Reading

Object details

Image size: h 19.2cm x w 15.8cm

Paper size: h 18.5cm x w 22.2cm

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

The British Library, gift of Janet and Petronella Burnett-Brown, 1 March 2006
Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, National Trust (LA165a; 01111)

Owner: The British Library

Object owner number: Talbot Photo 2(221)

Collection: Talbot 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.