Cyanotype of plant - first book scientific photo

Cyanotype of plant - first book scientific photo

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This image is part of the feature The First Scientific Photographers

Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Early scientific photography. Photograph of a calotype made by Anna Atkins in 1843, showing a plant Laminaria saccharina. This image appeared in the book Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, and was the first application of photography for illustrating a science book. The original cyanotypes were blue and white, rather than black and white, images.

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Keywords: 1843, anna's photograph, atkins, book, calotype, cyanotype, first science photo use, historical, history, history of photography, history of science, photo, photograph, photographic, photography, photos, scientific photography

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