Looks like he got a fresh shave and comb through the hair shortly before he stepped into the dag studio. His fine suit, shiny tie and facial tones are in excellent contrast. This kind of lighting, with that much clarity in his features was only attained by the highest level of maker. He was told to sit in the amazingly lit room with a unique backdrop, remaining still for a quick exposure. The resealed sixth plate is in the original leather case, which remains in fine condition, as does the image. The case pad has a butterfly in the center with floral surrounding.