HE COULD COLOR! ?Burnham? was imprinted in the lower right corner of mom and and her inquisitive little daughter?s quarter plate daguerreotype that has survived the rigors of time (and human hands) to remain in nearly stellar condition. The rather stoic adult cast her eyes past the lens while her child raptly watched Mr. Burnham, who most likely placed them on his mirror when he was operating in Bangor Maine circa 1852. Either one of two men with the same surnames, John or Asa, might have actually been the operator. Whoever performed the tinting was certainly very skilled. This likeness resonates when the separated cover of the worn leather case is removed to admire the pair. The contrast is outstanding and the deep depth added quality.