FROM LIFE? Casey usually scoops up every sixteenth plate dag in sight, but I was in front of him this time and bought a small group of fine daguerreotypes at May Brimfield. Included was this lass in untouched condition. It is always difficult to ascertain if the smallest commercially produced portraits were taken from life or simply copied from a larger piece. The young woman has nice depth and contrast. She is held in a complete leather case!