Bone needle case in the form of a parasol or umbrella. The handle, in the shape of a hand, unscrews to reveal the needle case. The hand is holding the Stanhope viewer which has 6 microphotographic views of Hertford by McKee of Dublin.
The views, titled A MEMORY OF HERTFORD, are Fore Street, Ware Park Avenue, The Bluecoat School, New Parish Church, Post Office, The Parish Church.
McKee, Dublin. Made in France.
The bone case is in good condition with just a couple of small chips to the parasol ends.
The view of the New Parish Church (All Saints) shows the tower which was completed in 1905 dating this stanhope at this date or shortly after.
Very unusual to find views in a stanhope that are not of popular holiday destinations or religious subjects.