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Daguerreotype with Mismatched Union Case

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This is a one-sixth plate daguerreotype that turned up at auction just as you see it. The image itself is in a union case made by Peck & Halvorson. The top of the union case is disconnected but fits the bottom and is a union case lid made by Peck which is known as "Calmady Children". The Calmady Children lid is a beautifully crafted image of two little girls with curly locks...looks like a big sister and a baby sister. The lid itself could be displayed as a work of art to my way of thinking. This case measures 3.5" wide by 3.75" high. The lid has the lock piece missing...broken off most likely. The bottom of the case has the original brass hinges and half of the lock catch. The daguerreotype itself if of a middle aged gentleman in nicely coiffed hair and beard and he has startling light colored eyes. Unfortunately no identification of this antique image.

Daguerreotype with Mismatched Union Case

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