SHE STOOD SIDEWAYS! What a wide-eyed perky little girl who remained motionless and content while an unidentified operator made this splendid sixth plate daguerreotype circa 1848. Not only has the surface aged to perfection (I believe those horizontal marks on the right side occurred during the buffing) but also the child is ?alive? today because of her own demeanor and the overall brilliance of her maker. He used extraordinary light to bath the youthful gal. His depth of focus and the sharpness of her face were perfect! Her freckled nose was cute and those stunning wide blue eyes were alluring. Look how neat the kid?s hair was cut. And the simple dress she wore was arranged with great care. This was a remarkable ?team? effort. The cover of her leather case is missing.