Microscopic View of President George Washington
Microscopic View of President George Washington

George Washington

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George Washington
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The photo shows a portrait of George Washington. George was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, VA. He was not only one of the founding fathers of the United States, he was also the first president. His term ran April 30, 1789 ? March 4, 1797. His vice president was John Adams. Among his many titles was Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. This was during the American Revolutionary War. George Washington passed away on December 14, 1799 at Mount Vernon, VA. There is no title for the image

     Made in France is at the bottom 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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