WELL LIT. This intriguing sixth plate with new cover glass was made on purple glass. He is kept in a separated leather case. The condition is exquisite! The tonality and contrast are both superior to 99.8% of all the other ambrotypes taken. The subject was seated in front of a partially painted forest themed backdrop. Why place that white sheet on a shallow diagonal behind him? See that line on his hat. I believe that corner was broken off and repaired!!! His cheeks were painted red and that watch fob received added gold. His eyes are astounding in their ability to capture my own interest and make me ask, who was he in life?