SHE HAD A FIGURE! So many mid-19th century women appeared in their sixth plate daguerreotypes looking like stick drawings, but NOT this busty and beautiful lass whose likeness is surrounded by impressive patina. Her flesh tones had been professionally painted when she was taken at the end of the 1840s. Her brilliant white blouse was decorated with a prominent floral pattern. The gal?s bowtie was also boldly decorated. More flowers were sewn into that delicate lace collar. This retaped portrait has a few thin mat scrapes. When the complete leather case is opened the female subject will shine brightly. I should mention there are a few wispy mold spiders. Hazy water marks around the subject?s head are barely noticeable.