Microphoto Showing Five Views of Gettysburg, Pa
Microphoto Showing Five Views of Gettysburg, Pa

Gettysburg, PA with 5 Views

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Gettysburg, PA with 5 Views
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The view shows 5 photos of Gettysburg, PA. The images are the Pennsylvania State Monument, the High Water Mark, General Meade's Headquarters with General Meade's portrait in upper left corner, the Lincoln Speech Memorial, and Spangler's Springs. Gettysburg is best known for the bloodiest civil war battles that became the turning point of the war. The Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North was often known as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion". Lincoln gained inspiration from this battle and later gave his Gettysburg Address here. The images are titled

     GETTYSBURG, PA below the 5 photos
     HIGH WATER MARK below middle left image
     GENERAL MEADE'S HEADQUARTERS below bottom left image
     LINCOLN SPEECH MEMORIAL below middle right image
     SPANGLER'S SPRINGS below bottom right 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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