This is my microscope I got for Christmas of 1960.
It has a little mirror underneath the slide bracket and you reflct the light you need to see things.
The last time I actually used it is when the cat had fleas, and I wanted to see one close up..
Yikes!!!...Are those little bastards ever ugly!!!
The last pic is a vial of shrimp eggs. You used to be able to just add water, and they would hatch after a few days. I wonder if they would still hatch after 48 years?..hahahaha
Sorry about the picture quality...Low-Tech you know.