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Collection The Pro Brush Company Collection
Object Number 01.1055.B
Object Name Case, Daguerreotype
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Description 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).

Search Terms Littlefield, Parsons and Company
Image Location 001\01.1055.jpg