Introducing the 2018 Bentley Snowflake. In 1885, W.A. Bentley, a self- educated Vermont farmer who adapted a microscope to a bellows camera, became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal. "Snowflake" Bentley would go on to capture more than 5000 snowflakes during his lifetime, not finding any two alike.
Each year the Jericho, Vermont Historical Society commissions us to make one unique ornament based on Bentley's original photographs. A story card describing Bentley's work and an imprinted flannel pouch is included in each ornament gift box. The 2018 Snowflake ornament measures 2" x 2 1/2" and is tied with a wine colored satin ribbon. 2018 is on the front as the identifying date that it was introduced to the collection. A portion of all sales support the Historical Society. The photograph of the original snowflake is shown above, along with a picture of W.A. Bentley.
The 2018 Snowflake Bentley is NOT included in our Buy 6 get the 7th Free Ornament promotion. (Due to the fact that this is a commissioned piece for the Jericho Historical Society.)
This ornament is not available wholesale. It is only available for retail.