Microphoto Showing Temple Square In Salt Lake City
Microphoto Showing Temple Square In Salt Lake City

Temple Square - Salt Lake City, UT

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Temple Square - Salt Lake City, UT
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The image shows The Temple Square in Salt Lake City, UT. Early Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. Shortly after arriving the church president, Brigham Young, selected a 10-acre plot of the desert ground. He proclaimed that this land would be where we will build a temple to our God. When the city was surveyed, the block enclosing this location was designated for the temple. It became known as Temple Square. A high wall surrounding Temple Square was built shortly after this designation. The photo is titled

     TEMPLE SQUARE below the image
     SALT LAKE CITY at the bottom of the view
     MADE IN FRANCE is along the right 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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