Microphoto Showing Two Views From Taylor Falls Minnesota
Microphoto Showing Two Views From Taylor Falls Minnesota

Taylor's Falls, MN with 2 Views

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Taylor's Falls, MN with 2 Views
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The view shows 2 images of Taylors Falls, MN. Steamboats guided tourists through this gorge in Victorian times to look at the rugged scenery and wonder at the unusual rock formations. Among these formations were the Devil's Pulpit, the Maltese Cross, the Lion's Head, The Devil's Chair(toppled by vandals in 2005) and the Old Man of Dalles. The photos show the 'Devil's Chair' rock formation and 'Old Man of the Dalles'. The images are titled

     TAYLORS FALLS (MINN) at the bottom of the view
     DEVIL'S CHAIR below left image
     OLD MAN OF THE DALLES below right image
     MADE IN FRANCE is along the 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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