The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 2732

Messageries Royales, Orléans

Object details

Created: 14 Jun 1843

Image size: h 15.0cm x w 20.0cm

Paper size: h 24.8cm x w 31.1cm

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Mount: ruled edge mount

Inscription: patent Talbotype label and Brooks Brothers label, verso; in ink, 2/6 [possibly two shillings and sixpence]

Matilda Talbot 1934

Owner: National Science and Media Museum

Object owner number: 1937-2361

Collection: Science Museum Collection

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.