A daguerreotype showing a half length portrait of a man photographed seated in a studio setting. The man wears a three piece suit. The man looks directly into the camera, holds his left hand at his temple and rests his right hand in his lap. The daguerreotype is framed in an oval brass mat and sits in a case made from wood that has been covered in leather. The lid to the case is missing, however the metal clasps that would have held the lid closed can still be seen on the side of the case. The original panel of glass over the daguerreotype has been replaced and the original panel stored with the daguerrotype. The daguerreotype is stored in custom-made enclosure with a support.