Well folks, it must have been true since the cunning and shy little girl was permitted to lean against mom, whilst her older brother sat resolute by himself on the right side of their archivally sealed sixth plate daguerreotype. And if you needed more proof, the operator beautifully tinted the child’s plaid dress. Other pigments were places on each attractive face too. When the nearly pristine leather case is opened the luminescence of the family’s likeness will amaze even the most veteran collector. I know the threesome nearly knocked my socks off. The curiosity of the girl, the beauty and friendly attitude of mother and the neutral expression of the lad made three excellent character studies. The lovely patina adds to the overall presentation. The mark near mom?s head was from buffing. And a few mold mites might be noticed.