Pikes Peak Region Colorado
Pikes Peak Region Colorado

Pike's Peak Region, CO with 5 Views

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Pike's Peak Region, CO with 5 Views
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The view shows 5 images of Pike's Peak Region, CO. The Rocky Mountains highest summit is Pikes Peak. In 1858 gold was discovered in the area of present-day Denver. The newspapers referred to the gold-mining area as "Pike's Peak." This was because the peak could be seen by the travelers and it helped point them to this area. The photos are the 'Bridal Chamber' in the Cave of the Winds, The Summit House, Pike's Peak Highway, Seven Falls, and 'Cathedral Spires' in the Cave of the Winds. The images are titled

     PIKES PEAK REGION COLO at the top
     BRIDAL CHAMBER, CAVE OF THE WINDS below upper left image
     SUMMIT HOUSE PIKES PEAK below middle left image
     PIKES PEAK HIGHWAY below lower left image
     SEVEN FALLS below upper right image
     CATHEDRAL SPIRES, CAVE OF THE WINDS below lower 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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