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Hello, I am seeking information about this leather case, marked Lock & Whitfield, 178 Regent Street. It looks like an average daguerreotype case, but the size is very large, and doesn't seem to correlate to known sizes.
The exterior is 18.3cm x 15.8cm. (7-1/8 x 6-1/4 in.)
The glass inside is 16.5 x 14 cm. (6-1/2 x 5-1/5 in.)
I know Lock and Whitfield through their Woodburytypes -Men of Mark,1870s-80s, But this appears to be earlier. Since the mark doesn't include the King's Road location, founded in 1864, I assume this is earlier.
Could it be a case for a half plate dag with a very large gilt matte?
Or perhaps another sort of image?
Any information would be appreciated.
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