Pools of Blue – Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions

Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, Anna Atkins, 1843-53.
Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, Anna Atkins, 1843-53. Photographed by Anna Ricciardi with kind permission of the Horniman Museum

“Out of the blue, like a message in a bottle washed ashore, and bathed in as much mystery, a hitherto unknown copy of a book considered the first to feature photographic images drifted into tantalising view. One of fewer than 20 copies accounted for, the Horniman Museum’s folio of Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions is the most complete to have surfaced since its private publication by the early naturalist and photographer, Anna Atkins, in 1843.”

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