TICKLED HER NECK! Rising above that velvet choker embellished by a small brooch was a dainty white collar. The lass was seated in a studio that offered illumination from a skylight directly overhead. She was expertly composed in the center of the resealed sixth plate by a professional operator who finished her likeness by creating a soft vignette. Now for the most amazing aspect of her fine daguerreotype. This example was copied from a larger portrait! Until I saw the naked surface, I never would have suspected the lady wasn?t taken from life. Her creamy toned dreamlike appearance is held in the bottom of a leather case. There is one speck on the gal?s eyelid and another in her hair. Patina stayed near the oval brass mat. Delicate tinting added to the realism of her lovely face.