Very Rare Half Plate Union Case, The Holy Family, Black [Berg 1-8]

Includes half plate ambrotype portrait of a family of five. Case classified as "Very Rare" in Berg.

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


Case with general wear including surface soil and some roughness/minor chipping around edges and corners. Some small chips to extreme bottom edge of design on back cover. One very small crack to top edge of front cover interior/exterior.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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