HOLOGRAPHIC GEM! Permit me to point out visual abnormalities first and then I will wax eloquently about the little darling who was seated holding a child?s fan while her retaped sixth plate was taken. Those harsh buff strokes upper right and the series of black dots across the bottom quarter of the piece are certainly noticeable. However, once you open the gal?s repaired leather case and take a moment to get acquainted, you won?t notice those minor flaws. The daguerreotypist lit the lass to perfection and his exposure was spot on. Details are easily seen on her cunning almost eager face and in her off the shoulder pleated dress. There was a hint of elegance in the girl?s likeness that was rarely seen in other examples of youngsters her age.