And strange don’t you think. An overflowing “fountain of information” was written about the life of the poser, Samuel H. Steward, on both sides of a piece of paper. I have scanned the information so that everyone will know what I know about the gentleman. He sat for his sixth plate with a new archival seal in the mid-1850s. A mold spider sits just beneath his hat on his forehead, but other than that, the condition of the plate is very nice. He comes in a leather case with a split spine.