Microphoto Showing Three Views From Hudson River, NY
Microphoto Showing Three Views From Hudson River, NY

Hudson River, NY with 3 Views

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Hudson River, NY with 3 Views
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The view shows 3 images of the Hudson River, NY. The river was named after Henry Hudson, an Englishman who explored the river in 1609 for the Dutch East India Company. The Hudson River is a 315-mile long and runs from New York To the Atlantic Ocean. The photos show the Hudson River with steamer named "Alexander Hamilton" in the background. Alexander Hamilton was a founding father of the U.S.. He was mortally wounded by Vice President Burr in a duel on July 11, 1804 along the west bank of the Hudson River. The views also show the Hudson River and valley from Indian River and West Point U.S. Military Academy from across the Hudson River. The images are titled

     HUDSON RIVER below the view
     "ALEXANDER HAMILTON" below upper image
     FROM INDIAN POINT below lower left image
     U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY below lower right image
     MADE IN FRANCE is along upper right side

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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