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Sixth Plate


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WAS SHE PLEASED? Those thick glasses magnified the size of the woman’s dark eyes during the brief exposure. “J. D. Wells Artist” was written in the bottom of the sixth sized whole leather case. The most impressive feat Wells achieved was admirable holographic depth! And making the perfect exposure without placing hot spots in his patron’s lenses. That effort in itself captured my attention to the portraits he produced while operating in Northampton MA beginning in 1850. I suspect this lady sat patiently a couple years later. Faint mold spiders and a couple other meaningless marks don’t mar the beautiful surface. The red embossed pad inside seems brand spanking new!