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Beautiful and rare antique union case from Littlefield, Parsons and Co. This case was designed for a quarter plate image, which would measure approximately 3 1/8"x4 1/8" - the case itself measures 4"x5"x.75". The image must have been lost at some point, but this case was clearly used - as you can see by the stress cracks that run from the area where the cases snapped close.

The case is very beautiful and quite rare - great for any collection of early photography.


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In general, all of the items we sell will have some wear and age to them. Items may have some nicks, dings, tears, folds, and fading, and the photographs may have bent corners, be faded, etc. But because the items are vintage and/or antique, some wear should be expected. We will try to clearly identify all wear and damage to each item or group of items when they are listed. However, if you have any questions, please contact us before purchase because all items are being sold AS-IS.

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Rare Antique Quarter Plate (1/4 Plate) Littlefield, Parsons & Co. Union Case for Daguerrotype, Ambrotype, Tintype 1850s 1860s


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: union case, thermoplastic, shellac, sawdust
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 498 reviews
  • Favorited by: 54 people