Sunday 24th October 2010 - I found this fantastic old photograph of a photographer!
Update: When I first posted this image, I thought that this gentleman was a portrait photographer. However, the next day my research resulted in finding other photographs of him on Wikipedia.org. along with his biography.
Wilson Alywn Bentley - "The Snowflake Man"
"No two snowflakes are alike."
(SOURCE: found his name and biography on Wikipedia.org)
UPDATE: What I know now is that Wilson is catching snowflakes on a tray covered with black velvet. On the stand behind him would be his microscope where he places the snowflake on a glass plate to photograph it.
SOURCE: I had no way of identifying who he was. There was no caption or identification given on the GimpSavy.com site. The photograph was included in the section of the NOAA, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. I found out that Benley did a project with a member of the US Weather Bureau which is probably why the photo was included with other NOAA images.
SOURCE: Gimp-Savvy.com (public domain)