MATLIDA BAKER . . . is penciled in the bottom of the separated leather case. An absolutely stunning bright blue embossed velvet pad is seen opposite the lass when the broken cover is taken off her countenance. Miss M sat on a cushioned sofa with a confident expression on her pretty face and draped her arm over the padded fabric along the top of the furniture. Her small dark eyes examined the daguerreian while he produced her archivally sealed sixth plate gem. Several nearly invisible black marks are in the backdrop on the left side (results of the buffing process). A single brown speck is on her dress. Slender ribbons of patina touch the scalloped brass mat in places. There is a mat scrape in the lower left corner. The fashionably dressed Matilda seems completely in control. The extended contrast is impressive.