Image size: h 19.2cm x w 15.8cm
Paper size: h 18.5cm x w 22.2cm
Object Type: Salted Paper Print
Provenance:The British Library, gift of Janet and Petronella Burnett-Brown, 1 March 2006Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, National Trust (LA165a; 01111)
Owner: The British Library
Object owner number: Talbot Photo 2(221)
Collection: Talbot Collection
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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...