Unknown Microscope Slide Maker 4

by Brian Stevenson
last updated December, 2017

This unknown slide maker produced microscope slides from a variety of animal and botanical subjects. The large numbers of these slides suggest that this was a professional or semi-professional slide maker. One is known that bears a secondary label from John B. Dancer, who lived from 1812 to 1887. Thus, assuming that this label is original to the slide, the maker was active during the 1880s or earlier.

Any clues as to the maker of these slides will be greatly appreciated. Please send emails to brian.stevenson@uky.edu

Figure 1. An assortment of microscope slides by this unknown mounter.


Figure 2. A microscope slide of a butterfly wing, with a secondary label of J.B. Dancer (1812-1887).