WHAT WAS HER AGE? The woman’s hands and her rather worried expression made me initially think that she might have reached 70 seasons, however I really wonder if I was correct now that I have had more time to observe her seated near that small table in a archivally sealed sixth plate daguerreotype. The style of her glasses were worn in the Revolutionary days of our nation. The furrows on the matron’s face do reflect an accumulation of many years. I think that she, like her silvered mirror, both aged gracefully. None of the specks are harmful. Patina crowns her likeness. The folds and details in that dress are outstanding. Yes, she did hold a dark book in her lap. A fabric hinge holds the halves of her leather case together. Opposite the subject is a bright red silk pad.