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Exhibition Label 2005

CYANOTYPES (BLUEPRINTS) by Anna Atkins, October 1843 - specimens of algae (seaweed) contact printed by Herschel's newly-invented blueprint process; this is part one of Photographs of British Algae : Cyanotype Impressions (1843-53), the first attempt to produce a book photographically; even items of text are reproduced from Atkins's own handwriting

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