Added Mar 16 2018

British botanist and early photography innovator Anna Atkins was born on this day in 1799. Atkins is among the first women to ever produce a photograph and her book, “Cyanotypes of British Algae,” is the earliest book of photography ever published. IMAGE: Anna Atkins (British, 1799-1871) | Laurencia pinnatifida var. Angusta from “Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions” | ca 1843-1853 | The New York Public Library, New York

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