Unknown Microphotograph Maker
"Green Labels, No Name, Gothic"
by Brian Stevenson
last updated October, 2015
This unidentified microphotograph slide-makers used dark green labels, but did not provide a name or initials. The slides are not numbered.
The labels are bordered with wavy lines, and the text is gothic. The squiggly lines are similar to those on the labels of J.B. Dancer and several other microphotographers. The font is similar to that appearing on microphotograph slides that were sold by Joseph Solomon and Henry West, whose biographies can be read elsewhere on this site.
The illustrated slide labeled "A Glimpse of the Future" is a microphotograph of a cartoon that appeared in Punch during April, 1860. This cartoon was actually titled as "Mumbo Jumbo". Elsewhere on this web site can be seen a slide that was retailed by Joseph Solomon, with the actual Punch cartoon "A Glimpse of the Future", and a label that is similar from this one.
This maker’s slides are rather uncommon. Known examples are shown below, the images of which were generously provided by collectors or adapted from internet sale sites. Any clues about the maker’s identity, or other examples of the microphotograph’s work, will be greatly appreciated.
A microphotograph by Joseph Solomon (J.S.), also titled "A Glimpse of the Future" and bearing a similar label.