ACCORDING TO . . . The penciled inscription underneath the girl’s spectacular resealed quarter plate, “Mrs. L. W. Ledyard (required) 6 cab(inet cards)”. The lovely whole leather case was a push button design. The cunning little girl and her unknown daguerreotypist worked harmoniously to create a perfect portrait that reached the pinnacle of the art circa 1848. Her necklace was touched with red pigment.