Microphoto of  Mount Mitchell, North Carolina
Microphoto of Mount Mitchell, North Carolina

Mount Mitchell

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Mount Mitchell
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The photo shows Mount Mitchell in the background and wildflowers in the foreground. Mount Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. It is located in North Carolina and is part of the Appalachian Mountains. The title of this view omits the word EAST before the words OF THE ROCKY MTS. The image is titled

     MT MITCHELL, 6711 FEET, THE HIGHEST PEAK below the image
     OF THE ROCKY MTS second title line below the image
     MADE IN FRANCE is along the right side of theview

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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