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Photographic Images - Gutta Percha Cases
Beautiful HALF PLATE Version Holmes, Booth & Haydens' Made Gutta Percha Case
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This is an original image case that was designed to hold an image. These are the style case that are made of a thermoplastic material that is better known as a "Gutta Percha" case. They are high quality cases that held the best images of the Civil War era. It will hold the tintype style image as well as an ambrotype or Daguerreotype. This is the size that is known to collectors as the half plate size. It holds the image that measures 4-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches in overall size. These large size cases are tough to find and this one is a beauty. On the sides of the case it has the design that is known as case #12, 'The Holy Family,' design case in the wonderful 1988 copy-written book entitled Union Cases; A Collector's Guide to the Art of America's First Plastics by Krainik, Krainik, and Walvoord. It depicts the image based on the painting by Raphael depicting the painting"Madonna Della Sedia" which translates to "Virgin of the Chair." The engravers' names, "Henning & Eymann N.Y.", appear at base of central motif of both front and back covers. The maker's label is the case states that it was made by the Holmes, Booth & Haydens' firm. It has the brass matt present. This is a very pleasing looking original Civil War image case that just needs your image.

Item #: A7787
Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Your Price:$595.00 USD
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