PLEASED TO BE TAKEN. ?And I thank you for my sixth sized daguerreotype sir,? the perky lass might have uttered as she was leaving his studio. The man situated his patron on a small chair and instructed her to rest one arm on his cloth-draped tabletop. She placed her other hand on her thigh. She oriented her pretty face in the direction of the camera. The gal had selected a place that used a skylight for illumination. Red pigment was painted on her delicate bow below her chin and tint was added to her flesh tones. Original glass contaminants leached onto her dress. Oxidation has weirdly formed and if you look very intently, large areas of mold growth are in the backdrop on the right side. The leather case is in two parts.