TINTED HEADS OF HAIR. I think the maker wanted to indicate that brother and sister were both blondes, but he didn?t quite have the acumen to mix pigments to create that exact hue. Never the less, the kids had honest and forthright faces when the lens was uncapped and their sixth plate was exposed. Obviously during conservation the silver was not touched and the bright blue patina remained. There are also faint brown spots seen mostly when the children are viewed in the negative. Notice that the lad?s jacket was rather well worn and his vest was missing a button. Mom probably created her daughter?s dress. Although the siblings were most likely from a rural area there really is a regal feeling when I watch them in the bottom of their leather case. More simply stated, I know that you will like them as much I do.