An extremely strong and impressive resealed half plate presenting a gentleman taken in a classy studio that is unfortunately unknown today. Casey and I have not seen that particular drapery previously. I can assure you all that this fellow was taken by a highly skilled professional operator. The richness of the plate and the amazing holographic depth, plus his nicely tinted face provided amazing realism! The splendid leather case does have a split spine. The silk pad inside is quite impressive, a deep vibrant reddish hue. The condition is fine!