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City Hall - New Orleans, LA
Microphoto View of New Orleans City Hall

City Hall - New Orleans, LA

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Shows a photo of the City Hall Building in New Orleans, LA. Construction began in 1845, and the building was dedicated on 10 May 1853. The building is a three-story marble structure fronted by two rows of fluted columns. Today this building is known as Gallier Hall. The image is titled

     CITY HALL, NEW-ORLEANS, La. below the 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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