This daguerreotype was taken
in 1845 by Wilhelm Severin, portraitist to the royal family of Wied
(though this one of an unknown man is from the civil sector). Multiple
deep wrinkles in his trousers show us that they were made with extra
material down the front, so that when he stands up they will go all the
way up and over his pot belly, at which point they would have been
suspended by bracers. He is holding a walking stick and a snuff box.