Microphotographs of snow crystals and ice structures,

1892 –93.

Two gelatin silver prints, 4⅜ x 3⅝ inches (11.1 x 9.3 cm.) and 4⅝ x 3½ inches (11.8 x 8.8 cm.), mounted as cabinet cards, 6½ x 4¼ inches (16.6 x 10.8 cm.), photographer’s reference number, blindstamp and notes in manuscript on mounts.


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Dr. Richard Neuhauss (1855 –1915) was an anthropologist and doctor of tropical medicine, who took a world tour in 1884. He had a broad interest in scientific photography, which he used for academic purposes, and in 1894, alongside his professional work, he became the director and editor of the Photography Rundschau, a German journal for amateur photographers. As an anthropologist he spent time between 1908 and 1910 in German New Guinea. His interests also extended to botany and flight. After the outbreak of the First World War, he directed a disease station in Berlin-Lichterfelde, where he was to die of an infection.

He made a series of microphotographs in the winter of 1892–93 revealing the otherwise invisible and unique patterns within snow and ice.

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