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Union Cases: A Collector's Guide to the Art of America's First Plastics Hardcover – December, 1988


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Centennial Photo Service; First Edition edition (December 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0931838126
  • ISBN-13: 978-0931838125
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 12.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,280,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Donald G. Pile on November 16, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is a fabulous book for any Union Case collector. Very well written and a ton of good material. Photographs are outstanding as well. The authors certainly did their research in preparing such a fantastic book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Richard O. Titus on October 22, 2002
Format: Hardcover
The intimacy of an image in a closed victorian case greatly contrasts with the brash public advertisement craved by photograph subjects and holders of our age. Here shown is an incredible variety of design and cultural symbols that warmed the victorian heart and provided a notable prelude to disclosure of a person much-loved by the case's holder. The preface is well documented study of the origins of the theromoplastic photograph case. The body of the work is a quite comprehensive monochrome catalog of cases organized by size and design. The sheer variety of the invention shown is dizzying. This is a carefully prepared work and should continue for some time as a standard for those collecting and exploring the thermoplastic (Union) case.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By panimar on October 29, 2010
Format: Hardcover
The authors clearly searched the country for as many examples of thermoplastic cases as they could find. The case images are well-presented in an organized arrangement and the introductory text is well-researched. I refer to it time and time again and feel that I always find what I'm looking for.
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