CLASSICAL POSE. He wore his best clothes and a pinky ring tinted gold, as were those studs in his white shirt. Holding a book thusly and looking away from the lens while the quarter plate exposure was done added to the elegance of the handsome teenager?s resealed formal portrait. Red blush was applied to his cheeks and lips. The surface marks upper right were probably the result of a problem with the gilding process. Those are easy to overlook when the complete leather case, most popular circa 1845, is opened.