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Plate box for White's Plates
Box for Daguerreian plates
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Courtesy of Larry Gottheim (Auction: Feb 21, 2008, 51, part 1 / lot 48)
A wooden box with 24 slots. A label on the front of the box indicates Meade & Brother, Sole Agents, No. 2 (2d floor,) EXCHANGE, Albany. A pen inscription on the label reads "4 doz No. 1, 2 ¥ x 3 +." This must be for 2 boxes. It's interesting that the dimensions are given, rather than "1/6 plate." A bright illustrated green label on the other end reads "Daguerreotype Plates/ Finest Quality/ E. White/ 175 Broadway, N.Y./ 1 Doz. A No. 1." On top of the cover there is written boldly in pen "HANDS OFF." There are plates with images in 5 of the slots. Some edge damage to the labels.