Unknown Microphotograph Maker "JG"

by Brian Stevenson
last updated July, 2014

J.B. Dancer’s development of microphotography in the early 1850s spurred a fad that persisted for several decades. Numerous photographers produced microscopic photographs on slides, which were retailed with their own labels or through various microscope retailers. The vast majority of such slides carry labels with only the maker’s initials. Some of these have been identified, but many makers remain unknown.

Microphotograph slides by "JG" are fairly uncommon, suggesting a limited output, both in numbers and variety of slides produced. Any information on this maker’s identity, or other examples of JG’s work, will be greatly appreciated.