SUPERBLY TINTED. Not too many blocks down the road from Charles Fredricks at 264 Broadway in New York City, the phenomenal firm of Alexander Beckers & Victor Piard plied the daguerreian trade with splendid results. This woman nearly leaps off her retaped sixth sized dag! I think the only element present that actually kept her inside a fine leather case with a professionally repaired hinge was the weight of the patina within the edges of the marked oval brass mat. The partners operated their gallery at this location circa 1853-1856 and were considered by many, including myself, to be superlative operatives capable of producing fantastic examples of daguerreian art. The pleasant person?s large dark inquisitive eyes carefully examined one of the men while the exposure was being taken. A few mold spiders are less noticeable on the highly reflective silver.