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W.A. BENTLEY


BIO

W A Bentley (1865-1931 )

Photographed snowflakes from 1895-1931 using a contraption of his own devising. It was a combination of a camera bellows box with an attached microscope.  He had to do all his work outdoors so that the snowflakes would not melt.

Work illustrated in: “Snow Crystals”, McGraw Hill and the United States Weather Bureau, 1931

And, “Snowflakes in Photography”, Dover, 2000