|Collection||The Pro Brush Company Collection|
|Object Name||Case, Daguerreotype|
|Lexicon category||8: Communication Artifact|
Daguerreotype case made by Littlefield, Parsons and Company.
Ninth-plate daguerreotype case known as The Blind Beggar. Made of black thermoplastic with the embracing riveted hinge. Company label of Littlefield, Parsons and Company of Florence, Massachusetts on the bottom half of the case.
Dimensions: ninth-plate, 2.5 in. L x 3 in W (horizontal orientation).
Clifford Krainik and Michele Krainik with Carl Walvoord, Union Cases: A Collector's Guide to the Art of America's First Plastics, 1988, catalog number 388, p. 148.
Encased inside is the daguerreotype of a young child, possibly Gertrude Belinda Estabrook (born 1854).
Littlefield, Parsons and Company