Some lovely specimens

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I popped into the Millenium Gallery yesterday to have a look at the current exhibitions and came across these delightful magic lantern slides. They were created in the late 1800’s by Henry Clifton Sorby and so far no one else has managed to master his technique for squashing and preserving specimens in this way. They are incredible! Such vivid colours and every tiny detail has been preserved. An utterly delightful collection.

Sorby

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