Inscription: title inscribed in the negative; in pencil, verso, in Dudley Johnston's hand, Fox Talbot Cathedral Messina; in ink, in Dudley Johnston's hand, No 100; two RPS ink stamps, one circular, verso
Watermark: J Whatman 1846
Provenance: Victoria & Albert Museum, 2017 National Science and Media Museum, 2003 to 2017 Royal Photographic Society, number 025317 Previous RPS number 100
A horse and carriage, and passers-by are rendered transparent because they did not stay still during the long photographic exposure.
This view of the cathedral looks east from the Piazza Duomo and shows the bell tower of the west front of the cathedral church of S. Maria Assunta. The bell tower was taken down in 1863 as it had become unsafe.