The Century After, 1/6th-Plate Daguerreotype, Circa 1851
A mission of mercy. In this case, the "century after" is a euphemism for "blinding hangover." The husband looks like he has been on the bender of all benders, and I suspect he would even if he weren't half-obliterated by damage to the plate. The wife looks none too pleased by either the bender or the damage.