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Images: Holiday Postcard Gallery (Click on image to start slideshow)

McCrone Holiday Card Gallery

What captures the holiday spirit better than microscopy? For more than 60 years, photomicrography postcards featuring holiday and winter themes have been an annual tradition at McCrone Research Institute. Our microscopists have used various microscopical methods (e.g. Rheinberg illumination, fusion, fluorescence, and Abbe diffraction) and sampling techniques on different substances and materials to create unique festive motifs that you won’t find on the store greeting card rack. Beyond spreading good cheer, the cards represent microscopists’ knowledge of innovative imaging techniques and an attempt to cultivate ideas for future photomicrographical applications.

This selection of McCrone holiday images includes captions adapted from the descriptions found on the back of each card. Tap the image to view the gallery.

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