FORLORN SIBLINGS! Well, at least the operator was quick enough to catch the kids on their newly taped sixth plate before they leaped off the support that was placed on the seat of that elaborate carved wooden chair. The daguerreotypist didn’t want to aim down at the kids or lower his camera to their height so he raised their altitude somewhat. At first glance I thought these were sisters, but could any little girl have had such furrowed brows and intensely focused eyes. I think not dear readers. That kid was her brother. She was definitely read to cry. What an uncomfortable experience for both children. Except for those many mold mites the likeness is still fresh and sparkling! A whole case with a weak spine enclosed the pair.