“MISS E. BLISS . . . September 19th 1849 and E. Bliss” was engraved on the reverse of her recently sealed sixth plate portrait. And underneath the likeness in the bottom of the gal’s very worn and warped leather case a lengthy sentiment possible of Biblical content was written also. Please see that scan. The funky marks above the book, resting on the multi-hued tabletop is natural patina. Those darker marks are stains in the wrinkled cloth. Who knows what secondary purpose the itinerant operator might have used his background for, being on the move and all? The circle above the teenager’s shoulder is a chemical stain. Buff marks are in several different directions.