Section 3: Color Transparency Micrographs – 35 mm film (slides)
For photo location within the Shroud, go to the Shroud Grid Photo in the tab below.
Section three contains 26 photos including the descriptive photo and grid for location.
These 35 mm color micrographs (slides) taken of the Shroud, range from 6X magnification to 64X magnification. They show blood marks, body image, scorch marks, burn marks, H2O water marks, wax, and clear cloth of the Shroud. They are unique to this collection. Most important, they show what cannot be seen by the human eye, allowing a scientific observation of the image at the microscopic level. It is only from this microscopic view that the intricacy of the image on cloth can be best observed and understood. Micrograph 1z 7-23 No 64X_0151 taken at 64X magnification shows image and non-image fibers in great detail. In this photo Vernon clearly documented the basic building blocks that make up the image. This photo may be one of the most important micrographs in this section. It is located in group c, Body Image.
Also included are four color transparencies 4 x 5 which are copies of some of the 35 mm micrographs. Two copies no longer have an accompanying 35 mm slide. Two other copies are included because they are better than the available 35 mm slides.