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Sixth Plate


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PIN PRICKED TO PERFECTION! Each one of those buttons on the boy’s tunic and trousers were perfectly accentuated by someone with a very steady hand. The child’s mother certainly spent a fair amount of minutes primping her son’s hair. That is quite a pile on top. I wonder if she permitted him to wear that hat before he posed for a taped sixth plate daguerreotype. At least two layers of pigments were applied to his shirt that had a wild moir pattern on the fabric. Light blues and reds were also painted on the tablecloth whose colors are heightened by tarnish too. The kid’s flesh tones also received some tinting. Several mold spiders along with white dots are visible but not harmful on the late portrait. The complete leather case has an unusual theme.