The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 2380


Object details

Created: 16 Apr 1840

Image size: h 19.0cm x w 21.2cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera

Physical description: large tear from edge almost to centre of the print

Inscription: in pencil, verso, lower right, 16 April/40 [16 April 1840]; in pencil, verso, upper left, taken 22' [22 minute exposure]; possibly a stationer's raised blind-stamp

Watermark: [possibly a raised stationer's blind-stamp]

Owner: Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History

Object owner number: 1995.0206.187

Collection: Photographic History Collection

Supporting images

This object is part of Schaaf no. 2380


The subject is possibly an architecural one, judging from the few visual clues in the dark passages of the print.