MINOT CHILDREN. From left to right, the threesome seated in their oversized quarter plate daguerreotype, kept in one of the most worn but still complete leather cases, were Mary Twombly, Ella Frances and William Henry. Those names were found written on a piece of paper kept underneath their image. Only the eldest sibling looked comfortable. Which was remarkable considering she had to corral her sister in an attempt to keep the kid still. Their brother had a worried expression on his pudgy face. I should mention that the silver was buffed improperly but what an amazingly rich and reflective portrait the unknown maker created. Teeny spots are seen upper left plus there are faint brown specks on Mary?s neck. Her expression alone should outweigh any imperfections including weirdly toned patina especially across the bottom inside the double elliptical mat.