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Berlin Statue of Kaiser Friedrich The Great
Memorial of the Friedrich the Great

Berlin Statue of Kaiser Friedrich The Great

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This microphotograph view shows a statue of Kaiser Friedrich the Great on his horse. Frederich's achievements during his reign earned him the nickname of Frederick the Great. These achievements included military victories, the reorganization of his Prussian armies, and finally his success, in spite of being against great odds, in the Seven Years' War. The view is titled

     BERLIN above the view
     DENKMAL FRIEDRICH DES below the view on the first title line
     GROSSEN below the view on the second title line
     MADE IN FRANCE below the title

Antique microphoto glass cliché was made in France in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Each microphoto was made directly on the glass plate. Each 4 inch x 5 inch glass plate was comprised of several hundred of the same microphoto. This larger plate was then hand scored and cut to make the individual photos for use in the manufacturing of stanhopes. Each microphoto cliche is approximately 3mm x 3mm or about an 1/8" square. In most cases we have a few examples of each and as they have been stored for nearly a century, the conditions vary. Some of the cliches may have scratches or other maladies. Because microphotography is very exacting and complex, even the finest made microphotos can have faults. In general, they are very nice and certainly useable for study or could be used for stanhope repairs. They should be considered rare, as such microphotos seldom escaped the stanhope manufacturing workshops. They are a wonderful curiosity and historical artifact.

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