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Last NameBentley    
Given NameWilson Alwyn    
alt. NamesW. A. B. ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1865 in Jericho, Vermont, USA    
Year died1931    
Place of deathJericho, Vermont, USA    
Father's occupationfarmer in Jericho, Vermont, USA    
Relatives    
Education    
Country of ActivityUnited States of America    
Worked forB.W.A. & William J. Humphreys: Snow Crystals, 1931 (w.2500 photogr.); Snowflakes in photographs; Guide to Nature, 1922;     
PatronageHarvard Mineralogical Museum; National Geographic, Nature, Popular Science & Scientific American (publ.)    
CollaboratorsGeorge Henry Perkins, prof. of natural history at Univ.Vermont; William J. Humphreys of the U.S. Weather Bureau;     
Techniquesinitially drawing, later scientific micro-photography of snowflake crystals    
Sample(s)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SnowflakesWilsonBentley.jpg    
Archival sourcesW.A.B.'s photogr.coll. inJericho Historical Society in Jericho: cdi.uvm.edu/findingaids/collection/bentley.ead.xml ; Buffalo Museum of Science;     
Published sourcesAnn Thomas (Ed.) Beauty of Another Order. Photography in Science, Ottawa 1997: 103ff.; Blanchard, Duncan: Snowflake Man-Biography of W.A.B., Blacksburg, VA, 1998; Corey Keller(ed.) Brought to Light : Photography and the Invisible 1840-1900, 2009: figs.33-40    
otherone of the first known photographers of snowflakes. cf. also en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Bentley and http://collections.si.edu/search/results.htm?view=&date.slider=&q=Wilson+A.+Bentley+snowflake+smithsonian+archives ; http://snowflakebentley.com/    
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