A DARK ORANGE? Well, the object in the serious little girl’s hand has the correct shape, size and skin texture to have been that type of fruit! It was certainly a curiosity, but my thought process wonders why the daguerreotypist posed his small subject in such a dramatic manner when he exposed her sixth plate that has a new archival seal. It seems, if we solely judged the dag on the point of focus, that the kid was merely a prop and the round sphere she held, was actually the ?star?. This is an engaging and rather strange plate folks. Heavy patina on the left and mat abrasions are opposite.