WHEN SISTER’S SAT . . . On the same plane in front of an itinerant’s camera and the light lit them from above on the left side, I study the depth and intensity of the shadows to determine if a reflector was present opposite the light source. If you compare the right arms of each child and the lower portions of their cute but different faces on the same side you quickly realize that the younger sibling was indeed closer to a white surface. When I removed the brass mat, a slice of the white cloth was revealed. Their restored sixth plate was certainly taken in a rural location. The primitiveness is very attractive. I would venture to say that the sisters had never sat for a portrait prior to this example. Mat marks are visible around the pair and there is one brown dot on that wrinkled cloth. A fine whole leather case keeps the kids safe.