The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 2732

Messageries Royales, Orléans

Object details

Alternate titles

TALBOT ALBUM No. 15 ("Partial Fill"); NMeM blue marbled cover

Created: 14 Jun 1843

Image size: h 15.3cm x w 20.0cm

Paper size: h 17.9cm x w 22.2cm

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Mount: warm grey paper album page

Physical description: bottom edge of negative uneven; right edge measures up to 15.1 cm high

Inscription: in ink on album page, Orléans

Matilda Talbot 1934

Owner: National Science and Media Museum

Object owner number: 1937-2533/20

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.