WERE THEY SAILORS? Or a group of chums who simply decided to pose for their amazing resealed holographic quarter plate daguerreotype. The round hat with a flat top that the chap in the rear wore was synonymous with mid-19th century seamen?s attire. All four of those shiny chapeaus were either tarred or more likely covered with oil skin to repel moisture. Each fellow had a small cigar placed between clenched teeth in the corners of their mouths! When the complete leather case is opened any viewer will be instantly intrigued by the individuality of each character and fully engaged! Deep blue tarnish flanks the foursome and none of those white specks lower left contains copper blooms.