Microphoto Showing Pennsylvania Station, MI
Microphoto Showing Pennsylvania Station, MI

Pennsylvania Station - Petoskey, MI

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Pennsylvania Station - Petoskey, MI
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The photo is Pennsylvania Station at Petoskey, MI. This station was built in 1899. It served as the region?s transportation hub. Some of it's most famous travelers of that time were the Hemingway Family. Hemingway even wrote about the train in one of his novels. This station is currently known as the Pennsylvania Plaza Office Complex. The image is titled

     PENNSYLVANIA STATION below the image
     SOUVENIR OF PETOSKEY (MICH) 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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