Tintypes were originally packaged in little pressed paper and leather cases with brass fittings. I made this little case with the original 1860's packaging in mind, but wanted to apply my own twist. I used two 3"x3" pieces of wood, painted black as the outside of the case. The small brass door lock is a replica of an antique style, and I thought a nice touch. Inside, I lined the case with cotton batting and inserted a face I know and love.