Detail of an illustrated plate depicting sediment (chiefly algae) from tap water collected on cotton disks in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the autumn of 1913.

Rebecca McCarthy

Rebecca McCarthy is a freelance writer and former assistant editor at Distillations. She was previously the editorial assistant at Voice of Witness, an oral history nonprofit.

Featured image from our digital collections:
Plate A: Sediment (Chiefly Algae) from Cambridge Tap Water
Part of The Microscopy of Drinking Water by George Chandler Whipple, 1914.

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