WORE A WHITE DRESS. The daguerreian had the attention of mother and son when they posed for this archivally sealed sixth plate. Two sets of eyes watched his every move. I wonder if the woman had pressed her tongue against her lower lip and that?s why those strange lumps were also seen on their highly reflective surface? Curiously their maker used a restraining belt around the boy?s waist. Didn?t he think the kid?s mom could hold him on her lap? He added light tinting to their flesh tones and painted gold on all mom?s jewelry. A sliver of patina hugs the shape of the brass oval mat. The surface can be considered pristine. The cover of the leather case is gone.