Microscopic View of Harney Peak Lookout
Microscopic View of Harney Peak Lookout

Harney Peak Lookom

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Harney Peak Lookom
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The photo shows Harney Peak Lookout. Harney Peak is located in Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota. The summit was used from 1911 until 1967 as a fire lookout. At first there was no building at all. The first lookout building was constructed in 1920. This view is of the lookout building that was constructed of stone and completed in 1938.This building provided comfortable living quarters which included running water, electricity and heat. The image is titled

     HARNEY PEAK LOOKOM on the first title line below the image
     ELIO 7240 FT on second title line
     MADE IN FRANCE is along the right side

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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