WELL, WHY NOT? The child sat upright in that wooden chair and crossed her arms while this renewed sixth plate dag was made. When I purchased the interesting little girl, I noticed stamped in the lower center of the oval brass mat, Wm. Stroud”, who was an exceptional daguerreian working in Norristown PA. I mistakenly thought that a previous person must have cleaned the silver since there was no evidence of tarnish around the gal. I was surprised, pleasantly at first to see a lovely ring of patina when I removed the mat, then rather pissed off when I realized the person who last handled this likeness cheated and changed mats to the one I decided to leave on the example, that was a prior mistake at best or fraudulent at worst.