Gettysburg Microphoto shows 5 Views
Gettysburg Microphoto shows 5 Views

5 Views of Gettysburg, PA

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5 Views of Gettysburg, PA
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5 Views of Gettysburg, PA. with main title GETTYSBURG PA (top left). This image was one that was used to make the Civil War Souvenir Stanhope Bullets in the late 19th century. The photo is also marked "Made in France" along the right side.

     SPANGLER'S SPRING - Landscape view of Spring with trees and building in background at top left image,
     GENERAL LEE'S HEADQUARTERS - View of building with Lee's photo portrait in upper right corner image is middle left,
     SOLDIERS NATIONAL CEMETERY - View of cemetery with Soldiers Monument in upper center image is bottom left,
     SOLDIERS MT IN NATIONAL CEMETERY - Shows the soldier's monument top to bottom image is top right,
     VIRGINIA STATE MEMORIAL - Shows the memorial top to bottom image is bottom right 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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