A well preserved daguerreotype in an embossed leather case. Older gentleman sits in a pensive pose. Case is embossed on both sides with an eagle and a shield with stars and stripes surrounded by military flags. Gold embossed edge. Interior lined with green velvet in very good condition. Image is incredibly sharp. The spine has been carefully conserved. Measures 3 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 5/8, weighs 4 1/4 oz. Possibly American, c.1840-1860.