HAD TO BE NATURAL! Dark curls galore capped off the teenager’s well-proportioned head in his sharply focused retaped sixth plate dag that has a couple mold spiders and a narrow rim of oxidation. His flesh tones were tinted. He was well composed both physically and spatially inside that brass mat that was first used circa 1846 but was more popular a couple years later and lasted until about 1852. The tawny hue of his background totally isolated the chap from his surroundings. He presents us with a solid, reflective likeness kept in the bottom of a common leather case.