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Photomicroscopy - An introduction
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Alan Griffiths
"Yet such has been shown to be the fact, and every improvement in the powers of the microscope has enlarged our ideas of the extent of animal life in the fluids of the globe; so that the philosopher is now ready to admit no limit to the possible minuteness of living beings, but looks to still further improvements in the microscope as a means of extending his acquaintance with them, and not as likely to set any bound to his inquiries."
William and Robert Chambers, eds. Chambers's Information for the People, New and Improved Edition (Edinburgh, William and Robert Chambers, 1842), Volume 1, p.534
The purpose of this online exhibition is to provide a resource of classic images that can take some time to track down. If you would like to suggest additional images please contact me

Albertina, Archive Farms, Barry Singer Gallery, Bassenge Photography Auctions, Carl-Strüwe-Archiv, Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs, Daniella Dangoor, Feroz Gallery, George Eastman Museum, Google Books, Interencheres - La Gallerie de Chartes, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution, National Science and Media Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Photo Verdeau, Private collection of Brad Feuerhelm, Private collection of Herbert C. McKay, Private collection of Noel Chanan, Private collection of Professor Brian Stevenson - Ph.D., Robert Tat Gallery, SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Société Française de Photographie, Swann Galleries - New York, Swansea Museum - Library, Wellcome Collection.
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