CUTE AND WELL BEHAVED! A winning combination for any child who managed to also stand stock still while a well prepared recently taped sixth plate was exposed. Without intending to overpower his tiny subject, the daguerreotypist risked losing a commission because the boldness of the floral tablecloth almost made someone?s son secondary in this portrait. Those curious searching eyes and the kid?s neatly combed hair drew my attention to him. After I examined those checkered trousers and his neatly pleated shirt. The odd markings on the right side were merely layers of patina. There are a couple faint brown spots on the fabric he leaned on but the remainder of the bright silvery surface really is great condition. Only the bottom of the leather case is present.