EASY TO UNDERSTAND. Whenever a sixth plate dag has an odd appearance such as the likeness that presented this ancient lady, I usually wonder if it was copied from an original. Sure enough, her first brass mat is visible underneath the scalloped frame that was used on this slightly later production. When she was seated circa 1846 in front of the camera, her maker had adequate skills to place her countenance on a silver surface. The illumination was totally reflected in the lenses of her wire-rimmed glasses creating a weird effect. Even in this piece, the contrast and depth are more then acceptable. Slight red tint was applied to granny?s cheeks. There are mold spiders and a white hazy dot on her dress. The white mark between her hands was on the initial effort. A separated leather case circa 1851 seems correct.