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Blowing Rock, NC
Microscopic View Showing Blowing Rock NC

Blowing Rock, NC

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The photo shows Blowing Rock, NC. Before 1752 this area was home to the Cherokee and the Catawba Native American tribes. These tribes were the first of many to battle in this region. In the mid 1800s Scottish-Irish began to develop this area. Soon after it begin to thrive as a tourist region. The image is titled

     BLOWING ROCK 4350 FEET below the photo
     WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA at the bottom
     MADE IN FRANCE is along the right side

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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