Vintage and Antique Stanhopes

Shortly after the invention of photography, tinkerers did their best to manipulate photos into novel formats. Stanhope devices were developed in the mid-19th century, after inventor John Benjamin Dancer began printing microphotographs onto glass slides. In Paris, commercial photographer René Dagron saw the potential of Dancer’s miniature images, though Dagron knew they were out of reach for most people because the tiny photos required an...Continue Reading