Were applied to the child?s resealed sixth sized daguerreotype. And during the life of the fantastic portrait, natural patina on the pristine silvery mirror added even more brilliance. If only the little gal hadn?t been so reticent and uncomfortable during the exposure. She was presented with a small book to hold in her lap. The daguerreian even added gold paint to her rings and earrings. The freckle-faced kid looked into the lens impassively. Equal brightness bathed the girl from either side of the room. My one-dimensional peek at her pixels gives only a very inaccurate reading of the true beauty of the likeness. When the intact leather case is opened, only then will the next owner realize the magnificence of the image.