When the daguerreian lowered his camera a few inches and exposed this retaped sixth plate, he immediately gave his patron added visual prominence. I used this technique to ?enhance the stature? of many of my own corporate male clients during the 21 years of my professional career. Asking his subject to look away and above the lens added to the emphasis of creating a gentleman accustomed to being in charge. One large mold spider is on his lapel. There are a few specks elsewhere. Plus a few random and deep buff marks. Using light and shade on the backdrop was a nice touch too. The man?s leather case is apart.