Microphoto View Of Mount Pisgah In North Carolina
Microphoto View Of Mount Pisgah In North Carolina

Mount Pisgah

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Mount Pisgah
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Photo shows Mount Pisgah. Mount Pisgah is a mountain in the Appalachian Mountain Range. It is part of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, United States. Today the mountain's height is 5,721 feet above sea level. This mountain was named after the biblical mountain that Moses first saw the promised land from. The image is titled

     MT PISGAH 5749 FEET, AND THE RAT below the photo
     IN THE "LAND OF THE SKY" second title line
     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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