This sharply focused, well lit 1/4 plate daguerreotype shows four boys, presumably brothers. The boys are identified in ink script on old paper glued to the bottom of the glass by their first names as "M.B.Jr./ Lucius/ L.Frank/ and Augustus". Unfortunately there is no indication as to their last name or the date the portrait was taken. The dag plate is housed in a full brown leather case with floral design. The younger boy who looks to be about 3-4 years old and has ringlet curls. He has not yet been breeched and wears a shirt-like dress with ruffled collar. We see this kind of dress commonly at mid-century, perhaps because it was easy to sew. The three older boys look to be school age, perhaps 7-11 years old. They are dressed similarly. The most notable aspect of their clothing is the varied collars and neckwear. One boy has an open collar which was unusual. The boys wear suit jackets, two that we can see also wear vests. Note how short the jackes are. They seem to be wearing long pants, two are wearing white or light colored pants.
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