SWATCHES OF TARNISH! After the gent was instructed to place his hat upside down on the cloth draped table, the daguerreotypist suggested that his arm should also be located next to it. The serious youthful man was rigidly posed on a retaped sixth plate and his clear blue eyes focused straight ahead at the lens. As an extra embellishment his maker pinpricked three ?diamond studs? on his shirt. There is odd degradation on the surface on the fellow?s beaver and his sleeve. Faint brush marks on his face occurred when a light pigment was added to accentuate his flesh tones. The leather case is in two parts.