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Blog: Anna Atkins, Photographs of British Algae, Cyanotype Impressions

In October 1843 a package of cyanotype photographs was delivered to the Royal Society. It had not been donated by the inventor of photography William Henry Fox Talbot FRS (1800-1877), or the inventor of the cyanotype photographic process Sir John Herschel FRS (1792-1871). The collection of stunning blue and white photographs was the gift of a Mrs Atkins of Halstead, Kent.

Read more of Rose Teanby's blog with the Royal Society here: http://blogs.royalsociety.org/history-of-science/2018/05/22/gift-1843/

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