No 2 Snowflakes Are Alike

It’s not winter yet, but you can test that statement with the 100+ photographs of snowflakes, frost and dew in the Library’s newest digital collection: The Wilson A. Bentley Snowflakes.  See the collection here.

“Snowflake Man” Bentley attached a microscope to his camera to capture the images, over 4000 in his lifetime (1865-1931.)  He published articles and gave lectures on his work, and his images can be valuable research tools for scientists and photographers alike.  The glass plates of the images came to Dominican via the University of Wisconsin, and are now housed in the Library’s Special Collections.  Accompanying the plates are several books on Bentley and his photography.

Thank you to Marshall Caal, Enrique Jimenez and Steven Szegedi.


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