Perhaps this girl, probably born between 1835 and 1838, would
some day marry a Civil War soldier. But the war was still some years in
Pensive Lady daguerreotype at 300%.
Enlarged ten times, to 1000%.
This is one of my favorite images. It's hard to stare into her
haunting face and realize that she was actually looking at a large wooden
box with a big brass lens on it's front. What was the reason for her sad