SEX NOT IMPORTANT. Bet I got your interest immediately didn’t I? What I am trying to explain . . . still curious aren’t you? The child that moved during the exposure might have been a boy or a girl. Who really cares as we study this delightful cunning child who was on the move when the lens was uncapped. Since this retaped sixth plate survived I would suggest that is was the BEST dag made in several attempts. Children were like that in the era of fine daguerreotypes! Not only was the tyke in motion, but it seems like the flowing oxidation has been progressing over time too. Even with my surgically repaired eyes, when the subject?s complete leather case is opened, I can?t easily see the brown specks on the silver. Those might have happened shortly after the likeness was presented to the kid?s parents.