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    Even Victorian microscope slides were beautifully ornate

    We have a fascination with Victorian and Edwardian era scientific equipment, and these microscope slides are a perfect example of why. Each slide is housed in a gorgeous paper cover, framing the sample inside.
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    Early illustrations of disease.

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    Anna Pavlova with Ivan Novikoff, c.1923

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    Mademoiselle Tonia of the Folies Bergere.


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    collection of Victorian microscope slides, beautifully ornate

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    antique microscope slides | Above, J.T. Norman's business card, showing the front and back with ...

    Beautifully ornate Victorian microscope slides