WAS HE CHILLED? A cloth hinge on the fellow?s leather case keeps his sixth plate with a new seal perfectly safe inside. I am curious about the man?s health. Or, it might have been chilly inside the walls of the operating room and being a thoughtful operator and not wishing to lose a client, the daguerreian quickly found the blanket and draped it over the subject?s shoulders. Possibly the guy spilled something on his jacket and couldn?t possible be taken in his shirtsleeves and vest. Whatever the reason for the pose, with his hands folded across the spine of a sizable book that rested on his thighs, the dag was done and it has survived! A halo of oxidation broadly hovers inside the brass surround.