Half Plate Daguerreotype of a Widow and Her Children

group of a young mother (late teens or early twenties) with her son and two daughters, pencil inscription behind image Jane Brownell, Orlando Brownell, Annie Brownell, Mary Brownell, taken by Jonas Hawkins 10 years age. He was killed on his way to California from the explosion of a boiler. Mounted in floral embossed brown leather case.
Condition: Slight mat abrasion, spotty oxidation on mat and left and right margins, one clasp missing and hinge taped, VG-.