Teeny, tiny printed worlds are so appealing to very nearsighted children. I remember slipping into the engravings on stamps, back when stamps were a tour de force of engravings of historical events. My interest here is an echo from those days long gone. My eyes changed with age into the normal range for close objects...I mourn the loss of my microscope eyes!
Short Guide - Traditional Shopfronts - a concise,
Fantastically informative PDF by Robert Biggert,
well illustrated helpful introduction
Architectural Vignettes on Commercial Stationery
The above image is also at the end of this post in full size so you can walk around better :-) It is in Germany. I wonder if this was to show English and American buyers the size of their firm.
Above: Philadelphia then