the pages of this site, we have endeavored to present a broad selection of
Antique Microscope Slides along with a bit of general background and
historical context for the various types and examples. Most of these slides were produced during
the period of time from approximately 1830 to 1900, primarily in England,
but in France, Germany, and the US as well. We have attempted to show a
representative cross section
from the immense variety of commercial and amateur mounts that
were produced during that era.
While by no means a
comprehensive listing, they will hopefully serve as an interesting
introduction, and provide some hint of the incredible
range and variation of mounted objects that were available. This site is
envisioned as an ongoing work in progress, with additional slide images and
information being added as time allows. Please explore using
the various "Slide Type" buttons to the left, or
"Individual Mounters" button to view examples of
some well known slide makers work arranged and listed chronologically by individual.
Please enjoy, and many thanks for visiting!