SOULFUL FELLOW! I will ask you all, have you ever seen a harder man taken on a restored sixth plate? Although he might have reached middle age, this fellow hadn?t lost a step in a lifetime of working outdoors. His granite exterior covered vast trials and tribulations that most men might never have experienced. Here he sat sometime in early 1850 with a freshly trimmed haircut in front of a brave daguerreian who moved his camera quite close towards his copper hued patron. I wonder when he had brought a razor to that leathery face? It certainly didn?t occur earlier that day! Need I say that the tonality was superlative? The focus was crisp and the depth was very impressive. Before someone else cleaned the silver, the gent?s lips and cheeks had been tinted red. A ginormous tie flowed underneath both sides of the oval brass mat. There is re-tarnish in places plus white specks, which are hardly noticeable. A few mat scrapes don?t detour my intense pleasure each time I open a fine thermoplastic case with an interesting ornamentation on both covers that was stamped with gold foil in the central design.