Microphoto Showing The Angel Of Peace
Microphoto Showing The Angel Of Peace

The Angel of Peace

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The Angel of Peace
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The view shows The Angel of Peace. After 25 years of peace following the Franco-German war of 1870/71, this statue was built by Heinrich Dll, Georg Pezold and Max Heilmaier. It was a reminder of the 25 peaceful years. The statue is found in the Munich suburb of Bogenhausen. The image is a winged angel in a robe holding an olive branch overhead. The image is titled

     THE ANGEL OF PEACE below the image
     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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