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Cover for developing bath, photography accessory

Object Number: 
INV.361
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Wood, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 16 x 5 1/2 in. ( 3.5 x 40.6 x 14 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: near edge of top: "PALMER & LONGKING / MANUFACTURERS / OF / DAGUERROTYPE / APPARATUS / NEWBURG & NEW YORK"
Description: 
Rectangular wooden device used in developing photographs; rectangular section is cut out of one end to accommodate 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch plate; underside of other end is surfaced with a plate of glass.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group