ON MOM’S SHOULDER. The hesitation on the child?s face was precious as she placed one hand on her mother?s shoulder. The woman watched the daguerreian as he made their sixth plate that has been resealed. Surely the child would have been instructed and even coached by her parents prior to entering the daguerreian gallery on what to expect and how to behave. At the moment of truth, she absolutely shined even though I think she might have felt conflicted in front of a camera. Pretty patina flows around the pair. There are a couple green specks on the woman?s waist and two blemishes in the backdrop to the right of her daughter?s head. The cover of their leather case is missing.