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Wilson A. Bentley (1865-1931), known as the "snowflake man," photographed snowflakes, dew, frost and other forms of water near his farm in Jericho, Vermont. Using a microscope fitted to his camera, Bentley photographed over 4,000 single snowflakes. He published articles and gave lectures on his work, and his images can be valuable research tools for scientists and photographers alike.
Dominican University's Wilson A. Bentley Snowflake Collection consists of 155 glass plates containing detailed, close-up images of snowflakes and of other forms of water. The collection was acquired from the University of Wisconsin.
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