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"The difficulty of making accurate drawings of objects as minute as many of the Algae and Conferva, has induced me to avail myself of Sir John Herschel's beautiful process of Cyanotype, to obtain impressions of the plants themselves, which I have much pleasure in offering to my botanical friends."
Anna Atkins, Photographs of British algae: cyanotype impressions, (Private publication, 1843-1850)
J. Paul Getty Museum, Museum Ludwig, National Gallery of Canada / Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, National Science and Media Museum, NYPL - New York Public Library, Victoria and Albert Museum.