AN ANSON MASTERWORK! Those blue dots are the least of the usual surface problems we have seen in hundreds of examples made in the gallery of Rufus Anson that was located at 589 Broadway in New York City. As a fact, this stunning quarter plate of two gentleman that has been archivally restored has such monumental reflected depth and outstanding contrast, when I open their complete leather case those naturally occurring flaws are barely noticeable. The reflected depth couldn?t have been any deeper. The superlative richness of the tonality could only have been achieved in the highest one percent of all daguerreotypes ever produced. The crispness of focus and the brilliant lightening scheme were both exemplary! A rainbow of oxidation filled in space inside the later brass mat. ?ANSON? was stamped on the naked plate. His studio information was embossed opposite the chaps on a pristine bright red decorated velvet cushion. Pale red pigments accentuated the men?s flesh tones.