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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

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

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