The photo is in good condition, but the case is very poor.
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Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
An antique Civil War era half-plate portrait daguerreotype
mid 19th Century
Depicting two Confederate soldiers, the photo highlighted with gilt buttons, in a pressed metal frame encased in a molded and velvet lined gutta perche case.
hinged case 6 by 4 inches
CONDITION: case has separated and with extensive losses; gilt highlights possibly later (detracts from value)
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