Microscopic Photo of the Summit at Pike's Peak
Microscopic Photo of the Summit at Pike's Peak

Summit of Pikes Peak, Co

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Summit of Pikes Peak, CO
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The photo shows the summit at Pikes Peak including the railway, building and people. This is the highest summit of the southern Rocky Mountains of North America. The mountain is named in honor of Zebulon Pike. Pike was an American explorer who was unable to reach the summit. The image is titled

     SUMMIT OF PIKES PEAK below the image
     ALT. 14,109 FT at the bottom
     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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