The quality of this retaped sixth size portrait is spectacular and the posture of the man with his sons was very endearing. There are brief mat marks along the bottom of their remarkable likeness and patina flows inside that brass mat. The earnest expression of the lad in the middle is rather arresting. His younger brother simply wants the event to be over while their father had a wary and proud expression. When the complete leather case is opened for the initial viewing several simultaneous thoughts could occur. The headgear was instantly noticeable and memorable. The splendid contrast and reflected depth was most impressive. The gent?s strange broad and lengthy tie was curious, to say the least. I wonder what motivated the daguerreian to arrange the threesome thusly? It was such an oddly composed daguerreotype that continues to draw out comments.