Oblong Union Case, Possibly For Ferrotypes

c. 1860

80x115mm black rectangular union case. Maker John Smith (check card). Trade paper inside says 'Improved Patent Union Case' Formal design front and back. Diamond shaped pattern in centre. Plain red plush lining. Plain oblong gilt mat with rounded top. Patterned pinchbeck frame. Contains beautifully tinted carte-de-visite by J. Hawke, 53 Union Street, Stonehouse, Devon. Portrait of lady standing in crinoline, dress in front of painted backdrop.

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paper (fibre product), shellac and textile
union case
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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