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The sixth plate was executed circa 1850 during the time that Matthew Brady operated at 205 and 207 Broadway, beginning in 1848 through 1853. “Brady’s Gallery” was also impressed in the plush pad inside the cover of the separated leather case that had a medallion of flowers on both sides. The original of the gent was probably taken five years earlier. I know with 100% certainty that this duplicate was done by Brady or one of his operators because of the yellow wax on the copper side of the plate. All the faint spots seem to disappear when the gent is examined. I wonder what the design could have been on his stickpin? Faint tinting remains on his face. The tonality and depth are good. The original must have been smashing!