Stanhopes: A Closer View by Jean Scott
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Stanhopes, or ‘peeps’, are miniature microphotographic lenses incorporated in many novelty collectables produced from the mid-19th century onwards.
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Stanhopes were manufactured in France from 1859-1972. A Parisian photographer combined two British inventions to form a single tiny unit, and inserted them in large numbers of cheap souvenirs.
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The microphotographic images on Stanhope lenses were produced for a range of subjects and important occasions. They were pictorial souvenirs long before the invention of postcards.
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This book is a comprehensive reference guide for established collectors of Stanhopes and a fascinating introduction for new enthusiasts. It was chosen "Book of the Year 2003" by the American Photographic Historical Society.
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Stanhopes Magazine was produced from 2006-2013. Although now discontinued, back copies are still available.
A Yahoo! Group has been established for Stanhopes collectors and other interested parties.
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