Vermont photographer Wilson Bentley became the first person to photograph a single snowflake in 1885 by attaching a microscope to his bellows camera. He would go one to photograph over 5,000 different snowflakes. He captured this snowflake in 1905.
[Wilson A. Bentley. Snowflake. c. 1905. Gelatin silver printing-out-paper print]
Manufactured by Thomas Bland and Sons c.1905 at 2 King William St. London, with a Belgian-proofed Mauser-type receiver and a
Carl Zeiss prismatic scope. Boxed with Kynoch brand .375/303 -
303 Westley Richards cartridges, single shot bolt action. Carl Zeiss was an amazing person and I will personally fight anyone claiming otherwise.
Carl Zeiss G.Z. II Prismatic Scope with leather case.