Two Quarter Plate Union Cases, Morning-Day, Aurora with the Genius of Light and Cupid and the Stag, [Berg 1-185 & 1-28]

Cases contain a quarter plate ambrotype of a woman posed beside a chair with a book in her hand [1-185] and two quarter plate daguerreotypes of men [1-28]. "Brooks & Adams Fect." present on the left side of the border below "Morning," warranting the "Very Very Rare" designation of the Aurora case.

Provenance:Paul K. Berg Collection of Nineteenth Century Photographic Cases and Wall Frames


General wear to edges and corners, with area of repair along vertical edge near top left corner and abrasions to shoulders of Cupid on both front and back covers [1-28]. Surface wear to [1-185] concentrated at upper right corner of front cover, with long horizontal crack to back cover near top edge. 

Estimate: $300 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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