I BELIEVE . . . But then again, the subject of this image could have been a handsome young chap, who dressed thusly for his . . . wait a minute, maybe the subject was a naive girl . . . Listen readers, YOU must decide the sex of this very androgynous subject who sat for a painted portrait or a drawing that was copied onto this resealed ninth plate daguerreotype! It appears to have been signed along the curve of the original image at the bottom. The cover of the leather case is missing. Great patina flows inside the oval brass mat.