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Research: Lock & Whitfield Daguerreotype case, large, odd size.

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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Comment by David McGreevy on August 1, 2018 at 21:18

Hello, Amy. Thanks so much!


Comment by Amy Bethel on August 1, 2018 at 21:15
Hello David, I did some research in to Lock & Whitfield a few years ago for my thesis. I'll have a look through my notes and check if there's anything that might be useful for you. Thanks, Amy

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