STANDING BY A COLUMN. Behind the lovely lad two legs of a tripod that held a head clamp are visible. The device was used to support a person’s head and keep it stationary during the exposure. The blue-eyed boy rested his elbow on that prop that was slightly elevated for his small stature. While he watched the maker his tiny lips were down turned partly I think because he was holding his breath! The sixth plate that has been retaped was cleaned by another person. Those are mat scrapes on the left and tarnish specks on the fluted white plaster. Only the bottom of a composite wood and plastic case remains.