IN COMMAND OF THE EVENT? Well folks, When I initially opened the cover of the red leather case that resembled a small book, the lass inside immediately challenged me, ?Why are you looking here,? she demanded. As I stuttered my explanation, I thought to myself what a haughty girl! Actually, I have rarely seen a youthful figure on her resealed sixth plate that had such presence in her portrait! The daguerreian made an excellent rendering and added subtle color to her face. He embellished the brooch holding those ribbons together by pricking the silver and painting them. A similar tactic was used to highlight the teenager?s ring. The man achieved superlative quality. There is one blue spot in the sitter?s hair, colorful oxidation and a couple small dings in the surface near those mat scrapes on the right.