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Bredene with 2 views
Microscopic Photo of 2 views from Bredene

Bredene with 2 views

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The view shows two images from Bredene. Bredene is located on the Belgian coast and is a well known tourist spot in history and today. The top photo is the Rustoord ons Volk(resting place of our people) and the bottom image is Avenue Wilsenaer. The images are title

     BREEDENE S/MER at the bottom
     RUSTOORD ONS VOLK below the top image
     AVENUE WILSENAER below the bottom image

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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