I think this super sharp and high-contrast sixth plate dag is pretty cool on it’s own. BUT! There are added bonuses: his age (15) is scratched on the back of the plate, his name (John B. Gibson) is written on a slip of paper, and the photographer’s name, J.C. McCracken, is written in the bottom of the case. Craig’s notes that this McCracken worked at the end of the 1850s in Harrison, OH. The 1844 date in the case would make sense if that was Gibson’s birth year. Anyway, this dag is in very good condition, but there are some odd circular buff marks that could be scratches in the central area. I don’t know what they are. It’s a bit puzzling to me. I love the dag though.