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Addendum: The History of Snowflake Photography

By David Schonauer   Friday January 14, 2022

Question: Who was the first person to photograph a single snowflake? Answer: Wilson A. Bentley, who used a microscope with his camera—plus years of trial and error—to get a photo of an individual snowflake in 1885. A Vermont resident, Bentley was a pioneer in "photomicrography," the photographing of very small objects. He would sit out in the cold for hours until he could catch a snowflake, then handled it with a feather to carefully place it under the lens of his microscope to be photographed, notes The Smithsonian.

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