The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 2732

Messageries Royales, Orléans

Object details

Created: 14 Jun 1843

Image size: h 15.2cm x w 20.1cm

Paper size: h 15.5cm x w 20.4cm

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Mount: album page

Physical description: negative waiver lower left

Inscription: in ink, recto, lower left, in Talbot's hand, Orleans

Owner: National Museum, Krakow

Object owner number: MNK1266

This object is part of Schaaf no. 2732

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.