…and ready to display with the wonderful feature of a built in easel. The slightly larger than sixth plate daguerreotype has been preserved perfectly and I have not attempted to remove it for there is no need. There are two slight areas of tarnish on either side of this dapper gent that frame him nicely, resembling the brilliant color from the surrounding purple velvet. Sometimes sitter’s engaging pose, looking right into the camera just works swimmingly, as her. It is like we have asked him a question, and he us contemplating his answer before telling us what he thinks. And perhaps the daguerreian did ask the sitter a question and told him to think it over before answering, then in that few seconds, he took the lens off the camera to capture this incredible moment. Lasting nearly 170 years or so, that instant is forever etched on polished silver. The image as seen, can be displayed in an easel-type housing but then can be folded to be held in a traditional type case with a pushbutton latch. The image measures 6.5x9cm and the case about 13x15cm. The European daguerreotype is possibly German, but it has no identification.