?AMITIE? . . . Was pressed into the center of each side of the separated leather case and surrounded by decorative leaves, vines and lines. The word literally means friendship. When the old lady?s wizened face is examined, it isn?t a stretch too far in realization that she might have been the hit in her neighborhood throughout a very long life. Her high forehead revealed faint evidence of hair. Yet her bright eyes and perky lips presented on her weirdly tarnished sixth plate mirror a still spunky constitution. The retaped artifact has good depth and clarity. When the portrait is viewed in the negative the surface is rather amazing. The white slash near her day cap was in the silver.