The view is 2 photos of Denver, CO. The images are the Pioneer Monument and the State Capitol Building. The Pioneer Monument symbolically marks the end of the Smokey Hill Trail and commemorates Colorado's pioneers. It was built in 1911 by Frederick MacMonnies. The images are titled
DENVER, COLO above the 2 photos
PIONEER MONUMENT below the top image
STATE CAPITOL below the bottom image
MADE IN FRANCE is along the right side of the top image
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.