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Postcard - Seaweed

Postcard - Seaweed

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A postcard reproduction of a cyanotype plate from one of the most beautiful and sought-after scientific books of the 19th century. The Linnean Society is privileged to have a copy of the three volume Cyanotype Impressions by Anna Atkins.

Among the many technical innovations of the 19th century came a new method of depicting the natural world. Photography is now an omnipresent part of our lives, and the role of John Herschel and Henry Fox Talbot in its development is widely celebrated. Less well-known is the contribution of one woman from Kent, the creator of what is considered the world's first book of photographs.

Image: Bladder wrack seaweed (Fucus vesiculosus) from Anna Atkins’s Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions (1843–1853).

Size: A6

Provenance: Colour Printing using eco-friendly digital toners. 100% Recycled material. Made in Britain.

Producer: The Linnean Society.


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