Vermont Farmer Proved No Two Snowflakes Alike


Bently’s Snowflakes

A self-educated Jericho Vermont farmer gave us the knowledge that no two snowflakes are alike. Wilson “Snowflake”Bentley was the first man to photograph a snowflake in 1885 by adapting a microscope to his bellows camera, known as photomicrography. Throughout life, Bentley photographed 5,000 individual snowflakes. Colleges, universities, acquired Bentley’s images and he wrote articles for Scientific America and National Geographic In honor of his achievement each year the Jericho Historical Society offers a likeness of one of Bentley’s snowflakes as a Christmas ornament. You can view Bentley’s snowflakes exhibit by visiting the Jericho Historical Society on line or in person for museum hours click here for link.

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