1/9th Plate Union Case “Ship’s Stern” w/ Early T.R. Burnham Daguerreotype Photo


  • Interesting Antique Union Case
  • “Ship’s Stern” by LP & Co, Listed in Berg 1-133
  • Black Thermoplastic with Littlefield, Parsons & Co. Patent Label . faded velvet interior pad.
  • Peculiar Daguerreotype: Dandy Gentleman wearing a heavy fabric cloak/shawl. Christian Cross Pin on his bowtie.
  • Period Brass mat, preserver.  Glass has been replaced and image resealed previously.
  • Brass mat marked by “T.R. Burnham”: Thomas Rice Burnham, a very prominent Photographer in Maine and Boston.  This is likely his earlier work in Maine, as he did more ambrotypes and later forms after he moved to Boston.
  • 1/9th Plate Size
  • Great addition to your collection!



Fair overall condition. The dag shows heavy wear along the edges of the images, likely the after effect of an attempted cleaning. The man in the image is still mostly visible and in good detail. The image has been previously resealed with its mat. The case is in good condition, showing very light chipping along the edges. Hinges are in good shape, clasp is functioning. Velvet mat slightly worn. Could use a slight cleaning on the exterior.


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