WAS THE GOLD EXTRA? The young woman had a conservative and straightforward resealed sixth plate taken. I believe the wide- eyed beauty discussed her likeness with the unnamed daguerreotypist and he complied with her wishes. The lovely lace collar and ribbon she wore was attached by a circular brooch touched with gold. The lady’s ring was also painted in a similar fashion. Who says that mid-19th century girls were not attractive? Aside from a couple deep buff strokes and a mold spider near one shoulder, this likeness is impressive with great contrast and remarkable reflectance! Patina hugs the unusual mat shape too. The leather case has a new cloth spine.