A PLAID SHAWL. Mom sat in a chair that most likely was located in her parlor. She held her young squirming baby and had a blank expression on her drawn face while the daguerreian uncapped his lens to make this retaped sixth plate exposure. Strong polishing marks are visible, along with mold spiders and teeny specks. The cover of the leather case is gone. There is an odd line of oxidation on the right!