RUFFIANS! A pair of hard men, the gent on the left much older than his youthful wide-eyed companion, sat side by side when they were taken on this retaped sixth plate daguerreotype kept in a complete leather case. Could they have been a father and son team or simply close friends. One always wonders why certain pairs were taken when there was no obvious reason. I can state with certainty that the fellows were produced by a skilled daguerreotypist in a very cold environment. There are many mold spiders on the silver. They don?t affect the individuals. Both guys overcoats were stained from hard usage.