Monitor Civil War case w/carved work
Overall: 2 5/8 x 3 x 3/4 in. ( 6.7 x 7.6 x 1.9 cm )
handwritten: inside case: "Monitor / Civil War / Case"
Carved, hinged daguerreotype case with interior clasp closing device; the same oval image appears on both sides, depicting a Civil War battleship at sea; the image is set against six vertical rectangular arabesque panels, and all four sides are surrounded with a floral design.
This case depicts the Monitor, a heavily armored warship formerly used in coastal operations. This type of ship had a very low freeboard and a revolving gun turret.
Gift of Louise I. Corell
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