Hershet Park Elk Monument Microphoto
Hershet Park Elk Monument Microphoto

Hershey Park, Hershey, PA

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Your Price: $90.00
Hershey Park, Hershey, PA
Part Number: MPC009
Availability: In Stock

This view shows the Elk Monument at Hershey Park. The monument is the center photo and views of the park's garden areas surround it. The image and all text is in the rectangular box surrounding the image. The view is titled

     Hershey Park at the top in large bowed Gothic letters
     ELK MONUMENT is below the photo
     MADE IN FRANCE is along the bottom right.

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.