The remarkable sixth plate dag begs many questions. Although the surface has serious mat abrasions, I couldn?t resist a purchase. An amateur daguerreian probably made his/her exposure circa 1848. The hallmark on the plate is NP 40. It is in a complete leather case with an absolutely unique theme. Before the plate was resealed Casey removed heavy tarnish that covered the surface from a previous cleaning. The textures in the wood, the magnificent blue solarized sky and also those metallic plates in the foreground provided natural colors. Of course, you are wondering like I still am why did the daguerreian leave that out of focus slice of building on the left side. Composition (?) of course! This plate is absolutely magical in hand.
WHY THIS ANGLE?