MIGHT HAVE BEEN HIS BIBLE. If as Casey and I suspect, the gold miner was far away from home, he would have desired this cleaned and resealed quarter plate daguerreotype to be taken with a keepsake possibly from his parents. He was seated on a wooden box and rested an arm on another one turned vertical and covered with a tablecloth in a makeshift daguerreian?s studio. There are healthy mat abrasions and a cluster of green spots above the lad?s head. He definitely was roughing it in the gold fields when he commissioned an operator to make this memento. A rare outdoor scene was impressed into the leather cover of the man?s adequately repaired case.