“Photomicrographs” of SNOWFLAKES by Wilson ‘Snowflake’ Bentley

As a mighty blizzard grips the east coast, blanketing the area with more snow:

Check out the wonderful short (3:23) audio/slide show narrated by Chicago galleriest Carl Hammer on the work of Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley (1866-1931), a scientist who attached a microscope to his view camera to take ‘photomicrographs’ of snowflakes.  It was first shown on The Newshour’s ARTBEAT segment on February 4th.

Enjoy!

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