This is a Daguerreotype of the mother of Edward Payson Nichols, a family from Searsport, Maine.
The family tree is listed in on the internet, and appeared to be prominent in Victorian times.
The image is that of a middle aged woman dressed in mourning with a lovely lace cap as a headdress
The case is leather with hook and eye closings.
Condition: A bit of oxidation around the edges, and the leather case has age wear.
Size: Sight size 3 5/8 by 2 5/8 inches. Case 4 3/4 by 3 3/4 by 5/8 inches.
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