Father bought a daguerreotype camera, plates and all the necessary chemistry, along with a tripod and asked his loving wife to hold their very reticent daughter in front of the temporary piece of fabric he hastily hung at an angle behind them. Then he commenced to take this candid, at home, retaped sixth size offering. Both mom and baby moved but that added to the snapshot quality of their presentation. The man decided to embellish his spouse and their offspring with pigments applied to their face and hands. Since gold paint was included in the paint box, he lavished the lady’s jewelry too. Beautiful patina vignetted the pair. There has been an accumulation of specks and flecks during the aging process. If you are looking for an out of the ordinary image to add to your collection, please consider mom and daughter. Their leather case is in two parts.