I was lucky to find this at the flea market for only 20 dollars. This is only the second one that I have ever come across at a reasonable price at flea markets. Gold paint was used to highlight the buttons, collar and uniform edging. One side of the cover had separated at the hinges and someone tried to glue it back together but may have separated again. I used clear Gorilla glue which worked great and can now open and close again. This came out of an unknown estate in Fresno, California. I don't know that much about these but is it a daguerreotype type photograph and is this a Civil War Union soldier or maybe a post war Indian Wars soldier?