This is an early picture of our grandmother, Tilda ChristenaChristenson [Wasden]. The original is either a tintype or a daguerreotype. The original frame was a gold-colored filagree. I removed it because it appeared to be eating into the original picture. She looks like a very solemn little girl - not the mischevous girl who, along with her half-sister Emma, created fanciful tales to tell their little sister about things that happened when they herded the cows.