Microphoto Showing Four Views of the Hudson River
Microphoto Showing Four Views of the Hudson River

Hudson River, NY with 4 different views

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Hudson River, NY with 4 different views
Part Number: MPC048
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The view shows 4 photos of the Hudson River, NY. The images are a view of the north from West Point, Part of Playground at Indian Point, The Palisades, and The Catskill Mountains. The West Point Military Academy was founded in 1802 by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The images are titled

     HUDSON RIVER at the bottom of all the images
     NORTH FROM WEST POINT below top right image
     PART OF PLAYGROUND INDIAN POINT below bottom left image
     THE PALISADES below top right image
     THE CATSKILL MOUNTAINS below bottom right image
     MADE IN FRANCE is along the left side of the view

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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