A REASON FOR THE TABLE. To hold the child?s straw hat that had a wide ribbon wound around the crown. Too bad the kid didn?t wear it while her resealed sixth plate dag was taken. Here is an example of the daguerreian focusing on the back of his painted chair and then forgetting to fine focus further forwards to make certain the tiny tyke was sharper. Don?t blame the subject for being soft. When the complete leather case is opened those feathery black lines in the little girl?s face and even the softness aren?t so noticeable. Silver spots on the surface, lower left, are difficult to see.