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Illinois State Park with 4 Views
Microscopic View of Illinoise State Park

Illinois State Park with 4 Views

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Shows 4 photos of Illinois State Park. The top left image shows the Starved Rock. The waterfall at Kaskaskia Canyon is in the top right. A photo of the French Canyon waterfall is the bottom left image. The waterfall at Horse Shoe Falls is the bottom right image. The photos are titled

     ILLINOIS STATE PARK at the bottom of the view
     STARVED ROCK below image at top left
     KASKASKIA CANYON below image at top right
     FRENCH CANYON below image at lower left
     HORSE SHOE FALLS below image at lower right
     MADE IN FRANCE is along the right side of 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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