1 photograph: ambrotype; ninth plate, visible image 4.7 x 3.5 cm. Type: case. Motif: geometric. Material: paper over wood. Dimensions: 6.2 x 7.5 cm. Pad: green velvet with embossed motif. Cased photographs and related images from The Bancroft Library pictorial collections, Cased photograph miscellany, BANC PIC 19xx.177:002—CASE, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Creator/Contributor: Unidentified photographer
Date: c. 1858Image with Detail
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