Old Daguerreotype Photograph of a Woman holding a book. The cover is missing. Plastic Union-Case back support, with an obvious chip damage on lower corner. Some wears on molded/relief decorations. The photo has some discoloration, residue, and dust. Some impressed text below the photo reads "CHASE. 173 WASH'N ST". No other text or information.
The reference "Chase" is most likely referring to the photographer CHASE of 173 Washingston Street, Boston, MA.
Mirror-like surface, image can be seen at a certain angle.