Photograph cases

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9 Archival description results for Photograph cases

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[Portrait of a woman holding a book]

Item is a daguerreotype framed in gold with a cover glass but no case. Image is of a woman holding a book, looking right at camera. She wears a dark dress with big white lace collar. Looks as though it has been removed from its case, but still in cover glass and brass preserver.

[Portrait of a man in a hat]

Item is a daguerreotype framed in brass matt, cover glass and brass preserver, but no case. Image is of a man with a mustache and a hat. He's wearing a dark suit with vest and silk tie tied in a bow. Looks as though the daguerreotype has been removed from its case.

[Portrait of a man and woman]

Item is a daguerreotype framed in cover glass and brass preserver, but no case. Image is of a man and woman. Woman wears a white bonnet with bow tied under her chin. Man wears a suit with double breasted vest and bow tie. He has a can between his legs.

[Portrait of a young girl]

Item is a brown hinged with tape case with daguerreotype inside, held in with a brass mat, cover glass and brass preserver. Inside cover is a soft red velvet cushion with detail of a butterfly. Red cloth frames image side too. Image is of a young girl, staring at camera, in a polka dot dress with white lace collar. Her hair is in two braids. One arms rest across her stomach. Her cheeks are tinted pink.

[Portrait of a man]

Item is a brown hinged case with daguerreotype inside, held in with a brass mat, cover glass and brass preserver. Opens with metal clasps. Inside cover is a soft red velvet cushion with detail of flowers. Red cloth frames image side too. Image is of a man looking directly at camera. He has long sideburns that come down to under his chin, and hair in a high wave off his forehead, similar to the hairstyles of the 1840s. His cheeks are tinted pink. He wears a checked suit with matching vest.

[Portrait of two little girls]

Item is a black hinged, with a cloth binding, case with tintype inside, held in with a brass mat and cover glass. Closes with a metal clasp. The inside cover is fitted with a cushion of red velvet paper. The image side is framed in red also. The tintype is a portrait of two little girls, one standing and the other sitting. Both look at the camera.

[Portrait of three men outside]

Item is a cased tintype. Has a metal loop at side which suggests it's not a closed case, but more a frame. No front cover. Image has a brass mat, a cover glass and a soft brass preserver. Image is of three seated men leaning against a wall of a house, with wood siding. One on left wears a top hat and dark suit, with a long beard and mustach. The one in the middle has on a suit with jacket, vest and a chain watch and a hat. He has a cigarette in his mouth and a cane leaning against his legs. The one on the right wears a bowler hat, with suit jacket, vest and tie and holds a cane in his hands. He has a long mustach.

[Portrait of Emma Margaret Holmes or Ellen Jane Holmes as a small child]

Item is a hinged union case (plastic case) with design of "Night with Her Children, Sleep and Death" based on an engraving of Bertel Thorvaldsen's popular bas-relief. "The angel is a messenger holding dominion over Sleep and Death," p. 149 of same book mentioned in 2008.001.1870. Casemaker is S. Peck and Company which began manufacturing after 1852. Chosen case reflects sentiments of a newspaper clipping found inside case that reads :

"Died . Holmes - In Adeleide, on the 15th of February, 1878, of diptheria, Emma Margaret, aged 4 years, and Ellen Jane, on the 20th February, 1878, aged 10 years and 4 months, daughters of Mr. O.C. Holmes, of Adelaide. The grief-striken parents have the sympathy of their neighbors in their great bereavement."

Image is a tintype of a baby in long white gown, pink cheeks, being held by unidentified person, most likely the mother. Inside cover has a red velvet cushion which falls out when case is opened, to reveal hidden beneath it a piece of floral cloth as well as the newspaper clipping. Image is held in place with a cover glass, brass matt and brass preserver. Date for tintype based on daughters ages from newspaper clipping.

Grandfather Bird in his young days

Item is a hinged union case (plastic case) with scroll design. Die Engraver is Frederick C. Key, Casemaker is S. Peck and Company who began manufacturing in 1852, as per example in Union Cases: A Collector's Guide to the art of America's First Plastics by Clifford and Michele Krainik p. 173. Inside cover has a brown velvet cushion. Image side has brass matt, cover glass and brass preserver over tintype. Image is of a little boy, right hand on armrest. Cheeks tinted pink.