THE INTERLOPER. The woman on the left was absolutely sublime. I would guess that she might have been considered one of the most beautiful ladies for miles around. It is impossible to determine how lovely her female companion really might have been since she moved while their retaped sixth plate portrait was being taken. The gent might have been related or even married to one of the gals. His place between them, leaning forward and casting his blue eyes upwards, was a rather strange position in the composition. Could it have been cold enough in the studio that it was necessary for his hand to remain gloved? Surely the remarkable temptress radiated enough heat to warm the three of them! There are many mold spiders but fortunately most aren’t so evident in their very well produced likeness. Mat scrapes are also visible in several places. The human pyramid is kept in an intact leather case.