Microscopic View of Chinese Golden Temple
Microscopic View of Chinese Golden Temple

Chinese Golden Temple - 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, IL

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Chinese Golden Temple - 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, IL
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Shows the Chinese Golden Temple at the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, IL. This building is a representation of Jehol, a Chinese Lama temple. The original Chinese temple was a summer retreat for the Manchu emperors. This building is on the shores of Lake Michigan. The shrine took over 2 years to build. The photo is titled

     CHINESE GOLDEN TEMPLE below the image on the first line
     ON THE EXPOSITION GROUNDS below the image on the second line
     WORLD'S FAIR CHICAGO 1933 at the bottom of the view
     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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