POLKA DOTTED FABRIC! The woman?s hands revealed a long lifetime of manual labor. In today?s comfortable society, we have no clue what it took for folks to survive on a daily basis. The subject?s aged face with her downturned mouth wasn?t meant to show dismay. I believe that she simply sat in front of the camera for her resealed sixth plate and assumed that expression naturally. Tarnish touches the edges of the brass frame in places. The remainder of the specks and flecks isn?t bothersome. The scan is an accurate reproduction minus the third dimensional reflected depth. Her leather case, with a cherub in the center of the design is apart.