Dr. Carroll Chase Plate Studies

Images Available of the Three Cent Reconstructed Plates Prepared by Dr. Carroll Chase

The Smithsonian Institution has the photographic negatives of Dr. Carroll Chase’s reconstructed plates of the U.S. three cent 1851 issue. The reconstruction includes 13 plates consisting of a left and right pane, making a total of 26 panes.

Although the Smithsonian no longer provides prints of the reconstructed plates, scans of photographs of the plates may be viewed on Flickr, and 1,200 dpi scans may be downloaded from Flickr.

Note: to view and download the full resolution files, select a thumbnail, click "View on Flickr," next select the download button in the lower-right corner, next select "Original."