ANOTHER IRON BENCH. Her hands created an extremely strong horizontal composition that supports the lady’s body and gives the visual aspect of her resealed sixth sized dag a fluid form. The areas of highlights and shade on her dress reveal every fold and several types of textures. She looked directly into the lens with very tired eyes. Could her husband or a loved one have recently passed on? The woman had definitely experienced a difficult period in her life before visiting a daguerreian. As I have mentioned previously, S.B. Barnaby in Dayton Ohio and Montgomery Simons in Philadelphia both used similar seating arrangements in their studios. There isn’t a clue though to her maker. Rich patina borders the subject with a couple odd spikes of oxidation above her. The surface of the plate is perfect. An excellent leather case with a detached cover completes the package.