HAD SOME GOLD! Or his maker decided to embellish the sixth plate with an archival seal in an effort to please his patron who was balding and had a very florid complexion highlighted with pigmented skin. Without poking too much fun at the gent, I must state the obvious, that the wisps of hair curled up on top of his skull did look rather odd! His brown eyes carefully studied the daguerreian while the lens was uncapped. I wonder what he thought of the process and if this was the first time, circa 1853, that he had been taken. None of the flecks and specks should be of concern. Teeny mat marks and one scrape at the very top don?t affect his holographic likeness that is held in a complete leather case.