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Union Case (Daguerreotype Case)

TitleUnion Case (Daguerreotype Case)
Object NameUnion Case (Daguerreotype Case)
Manufactured ByS. Peck & Co.
DescriptionHalved daguerreotype case with an ambrotype image displayed. Label states: "Improved Union Cases. S. Peck's Patent, October 3, 1854. S. Peck & Co." New Haven Ct., Are the sole manufactures of the genuine Union Cases, of which, the latest improvement consists in the beautiful shades of color, and fineness of texture, and of having the hinges inserted in metal; thus preventing the breaking out of the hinge."
Date Manufacturedlate 19th Century
MaterialThermoplastic Resin
Number of Objects1
Accession Number2010.054
DonorGift of National Plastics Center
Broad SubjectClothing, Jewelry and Accessories
Dig Spec17079524 Bytes
Date Digital2011
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