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1/6th Plate Thermoplastic Union Case USS Monitor 2 Tintype Photos Children

$295.00 $265.00

  • Very cool Antique 1/6th Plate Union Case
  • “U.S.S. Monitor” listed in Berg 1-58
  • Manufactured by Littlefield, Parsons & Co. c. late 1850s-early 1860s
  • Holds two tintype photographs complete with brass mats/preservers and glass
  • Left tintype: Adorable young boy in Spotted suit, with slightly tinted cheeks and feathered hat
  • Right tintype: Smirking Mother holds flailing baby, who’s arms & head are slightly blurred from the movement.  Slightly tinted cheeks on both.
  • Great addition to your collection!

Note: The USS Monitor was a very interesting little battleship built by the Union Navy during the Civil War. It was the first ironclad that the Union built, and became famous for it’s pivotal roll in the Battle of Hampton Roads.  She sunk during a storm off Cape Hatteras, and was rediscovered in 1973 and partially salvaged.

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Description

Good overall condition. The case shows some moderate scratching and light chipping along the edges on both sides. Hinges are in good shape, clasp holds closed. Original manufacturer’s label and velvet sidewalls intact. Tintype shows some light dust and minor scratching from age. Their brass mats/preservers show some light patina but retain a nice luster.

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