Dr. Ralph Pagano of Phoenix, AZ writes “The microscope was manufactured by F. Koristka, a maker of medical instruments in Milan, Italy around 1890.  My grandfather (Raffaele Pagano) purchased it in medical school and used it in his general surgery practice.  It came with him to the United States when he immigrated in 1905 and eventually established a medical practice on the westside of Chicago.  He utilized it for years, but replaced it eventually with a more modern version.  It was then passed to my father as a family heirloom and he passed it to me.  I displayed it in my office for over 30 years."


Ralph and Ricki Pagano, this was a truly magical object to photograph and we are honored to have the print in your home!