Snow Crystal, ca. 1910, Gelatin silver print, Image: 7.4 x 9 cm (2 15/16 x 3 9/16 in.), Photographs, Wilson Alwyn Bentley

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Snow Crystal, ca. 1910, Gelatin silver print, Image: 7.4 x 9 cm (2 15/16 x 3 9/16 in.), Photographs, Wilson Alwyn Bentley (American, 1865–1931), A self-educated farmer from Jericho, Vermont, Bentley was a pioneer in the field of photomicrography. Using a microscope fitted to a bellows camera, he was the first to photograph a single snowflake. For over half a century, he pursued his obsession with the unique forms of snow crystals, cataloguing the endless variations on a basic hexagonal structure