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WJLA, December 23, 2012

Snowflakes: Amazing pictures taken in the late 1800s

Wilson Alwyn Bentley (1865-1931) was America's First Cloud Physicist and was the first to take photographs of snowflakes through a microscope in 1885. This gallery is a few of the thousands of photomicrographs of individual ice crystals he took during his life.

No two are alike, beautiful snowflakes

Wilson A. Bentley did not copyright his images because he wanted them to be freely used. They are in the public domain.

(Photo: Bentley Collection/Schwerdtfeger Library) of fullscreen mode

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