My dear wife Carol, a long-time pediatrics nurse wasn?t 100% certain when this shocking, elegant, sad, brilliant sixth plate masterpiece was produced whether the child was alive or dead. She also couldn?t positively identify the sex of the tiny subject who might have suffered from hydrocephalus (water on the brain) or some sort of tumor. The archivally sealed daguerreotype is kept in a complete leather case and the condition is magnificent.
NEAR DEATH? Sixth Plate