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Detroit, MI with 2 Views
Microphoto Showing Two Views From Detroit Michigan

Detroit, MI with 2 Views

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The view shows 2 images of Detroit, MI. The city of Detroit was settled in 1701 and during the 19th century the city grew into a thriving hub of commerce and industry. The Michigan Central Depot was built for the Michigan Central Railroad. It was formally dedicated on January 4, 1914. The Michigan Central Depot was the tallest rail station in the world when it was built. The photos are the Masonic Temple on Temple Avenue and 2nd Boulevard and the Michigan Central Depot. The images are titled

     NEW MASONIC TEMPLE, TEMPLE AVE AND 2ND BRD underneath the top image on two separate lines
     MICHIGAN CENTRAL DEPOT below the bottom image
     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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