SEARCHING AN INVISIBLE WORLD FOR ITS TINIEST THINGS
AN EXHIBIT ABOUT THE PUBLIC’S CAPTIVATION WITH MICROSCOPY DURING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Searching an Invisible World is based on the author’s collection of science-related artifacts from eighteen-hundred through the early twentieth century. The website’s objective is to display the assemblage during its organization into a self-supporting traveling public exhibition for public enjoyment and education. Contents of the website change weekly, documenting the progress toward achieving that goal. An inventory of items ready for on-site display can be found at the bottom of each topic page. The scope of the exhibit is restricted to artifacts contained within the privately owned collection. The exhibit’s scope is growing as new items are continually being added. I am a novice curator and have much to learn.
Nineteenth-century microscopy is a vast topic, and input from any in the historical and scientific communities is dearly welcome. All intellectual and physical contributions to this work, fitting with the collection’s spirit, will be appropriately attributed if used.
Frank W. Reiser
Department of Biology
Nassau Community College
Garden City, NY 11530
How to cite information from the website: Reiser, Frank W. (2022/05/20) Introduction. Searching An Invisible World. https://antiqueslides.net/