Microphoto Showing Col. William F. Cody aka Buffalo Bill
Microphoto Showing Col. William F. Cody aka Buffalo Bill

Col. William F. Cody - "Buffalo Bill"

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Col. William F. Cody - "Buffalo Bill"
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The photo shows Col. William F. Cody, also known as Buffalo Bill. He is riding his horse. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, who spent his final years living in Denver, was buried at Lookout Mountain Park on June 3, 1917. The image is titled

     COL. WM. F. CODY below the image
     "BUFFALO BILL" bottom title below view
     MADE IN FRANCE is along the right side of 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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