Entrance to the Oracle Workhouse, Reading, Berkshire, 1840s.

Talbot, William Henry Fox

 
Entrance to the Oracle Workhouse, Reading, Berkshire, 1840s.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Description

Calotype by photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) of a workhouse for poor clothiers established by the will of John Kendrick and founded in 1628. It stood on Gun Street but was demolished in 1850; a shopping centre was later built on the site.

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