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WILSON A. BENTLEY (1865-1931): VINTAGE PHOTOMICROGRAPHS will consist of about fifteen vintage photomicrographs of snowflakes, frost, and dew, as well as photographs of cloud studies, taken by Wilson A. Bentley, better known as “Snowflake” Bentley.

WILSON A. BENTLEY coined the phrase “No two snowflakes are alike.”  He grew up in Jericho, Vermont, and developed a life-long fascination for snow.  His parents bought him a camera with a microscope attached with which he discovered how to photograph snowflakes.  The process was difficult, made more so by the temporary nature of the subject – many snowflakes melted before BENTLEY could capture their images on film, making the photographs extremely rare. 
WILSON A. BENTLEY                            SNOWFLAKES, FROST, DEW, CLOUDS
NOVEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 23, 2010
BENTLEY was the subject of a Caldecott Medal-winning book, Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998), and a biography by Duncan C. Blanchard, The Snowflake Man: A Biography of Wilson A. Bentley (McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, 1998).  BENTLEY himself published numerous articles about his work in magazines such as National Geographic, Harper’s Monthly, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, and The New York Times Magazine, as well as a book, Snow Crystals, later republished as Snowflakes in Photographs (Dover Publications, 2000).
Dandelion
Vintage photograph on printing-out paper with gold chloride toning from glass plate negative, 3 x 3 15/16 inches
Executed between 1885-1931
Clouds
Vintage photograph on printing-out paper with gold chloride toning from glass plate negative, 2 15/16 x 4 inches
Executed between 1885-1931
Windowpane Frost
Vintage photograph on printing-out paper with gold chloride toning from glass plate negative 
4 x 3 inches
Executed between 1885-1919

Snowflake
Vintage photomicrograph on printing-out paper with gold chloride toning from glass plate negative 
3 5/8 x 3 1/16 inches
Executed between 1885-1919

Snowflake
Vintage photomicrograph on printing-out paper with gold chloride toning from glass plate negative 
3 5/8 x 2 15/16 inches
Executed between 1885-1919

Snowflake
Vintage photomicrograph on printing-out paper with gold chloride toning from glass plate negative 
3 3/8 x 3 1/16 inches
Executed between 1885-1919

Window Frost
Vintage photograph on printing-out paper with gold chloride toning from glass plate negative
4 x 2 15/16 inches,
Executed between 1885-1931

Snowscape
Vintage photograph on printing-out paper with gold chloride toning from glass plate negative, 2 15/16 x 4 inches