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Dairy Building - Chicago World's Fair 1933
Microphoto Showing Dairy Building at 1933 World's Fair

Dairy Building - Chicago World's Fair 1933

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The photo shows the Dairy Building at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. This building was part of the 1933 World's Fair, A Century of Progress International Exposition. When you entered this building you entered into a large lobby with an organ console called a Clavilux, or color organ. When this organ's keys are played a rainbows of colors vibrate on a cyclorama screen. A movie that shows the bringing of the first cows to the Plymouth colony, the trek of civilizations westward, and organized dairy industry of the time played with the "color music". The image is titled

     DAIRY BUILDING below the photo
     1933 is centered right and left between the title lines
     CENTURY OF PROGRESS top title line
     CHICAGO, WORLD'S FAIR bottom title line

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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