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Wilson A. Bentley 
Untitled (Snowflake) 
1905 (ca) 
Gelatin silver print, photomicrograph 
Museum of Photographic Arts - MOPA 
Museum purchase with funds provided by MoPA Photo Forum, Accession Number: 2010.010.001 

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