HAND IN HAND! Neither woman wore a wedding ring and I don?t believe that they were sisters. Close friends or possibly cousins who desired to have a sealed sixth plate taken together. Their straightforward portrait presented the ladies wearing their serious no nonsense faces. Over time a strange blue haze has kept onto the palette. There are a couple other blue dots, a slight dig in the silver on the girl?s dress and two crescents upper right that were dried water stains. Their separated leather case has a maiden scattering roses theme.