KIND OF AMAZED! Was that dark shadow underneath the boy’s ear part of the iron head clamp that had been improperly adjusted? The neatly dressed lad placed one arm on the colorful decorated tabletop next to his wonderful woven hat and let the other arm dangle down his side. His amazed expression might have resulted from something someone said while the lens was uncovered during the exposure of the now taped sixth plate portrait. The patina touches the little lad?s head and generally follows the shape of the oval brass mat. The focus on the headgear was so precise that each band in the construction of it can be seen. Another delightful childhood daguerreotype kept in a leather case that has an old but effective hinge repair. The surface has aged perfectly!