The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné

Master record for Schaaf no. 1365

New Public Reading Rooms, London Street, Reading

Attributed to: Nicolaas Henneman

Location: Reading

Keywords: Architecture Advert

The New Public Reading Rooms in Reading, from 1840s was the "Reading Literary Scientific and Mechanics' Institution". The building still exists and at the time of writing is a bar and hotel.

Close inspection of the image shows a figure leaning against the wall of the reading Rooms, as well as various billboard advertisements.