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12 June 2008 | Antique microscope slides (with specimens)

What’s cookin’?
Skin of Blow Fly, Moth Lithocolletes cramerella and Spiragle Larva of Cockchafer.

Back in the fifth grade, I had a wonderful biology teacher, Mrs. Bosert. I have very distinct memories of staying after class to look through the microscopes at squiggly little creatures zipping across the field of view.

A few years ago, I came across two sites with deep collections of Victorian-era prepared microscope slides. Individually, each slide has its own interesting elements — specimens, labels, nomenclature, &c. As a group, they are a fascinating and beautiful slice of the history of science and discovery.

Sources: Darwin Country’s Microscopes and Microscopy and The Manchester Microscopical Society Slide Collection

While I have shown fifteen, between the two sites there are well over five hundred slides to peruse.


— Ken

P.S. I would love to see them as larger images also. The subject of “Victorian microscope slides”is now entered on the standing research list.

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