[Man with beard]
Cased photograph, 1/6 plate
Image: 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in.
Case: 3 7/8 x 3 9/16 x 11/16 in.
[descriptive paragraph about case, black type on sheet of paper underneath daguerreotype]: Improved Union Cases. (underlined) \ S. Peck's Patent, \ October 3, 1854. (underlined) \ S.Peck & Co., \ New Haven, CT., \ are the sole manufacturers of the gen- \ uine Union Cases, of which, the latest \ improvement, consists in the beautiful \ shades of color, and fineness of texture, \ and of having the hinges inserted in \ metal; thus preventing the breaking \ out of the hinge.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas