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Lookout Mountain, CO and Buffalo Bill
Lookout Mountain and Buffalo Bill Microphoto

Lookout Mountain, CO and Buffalo Bill

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Microphoto cliche shows 2 images. The first photo (top right) show a portrait of Buffalo Bill complete with hat. The bottom photo is larger and shows the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave. There are several captions and a title. They are as follows:

     LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN COLO (main title - top),
     BUFFALO BILL (title below image of Buffalo Bill portrait (top right)
     BUFFALO BILL MUSEUM AND GRAVE (below large image).
     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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