Photographs of British Algae by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) is a landmark in the histories both of photography and of publishing: the first photographic work by a woman, and the first book produced entirely by photographic means. Instantly recognisable today as the blueprint process, the cyanotypes lend themselves beautifully to illustrate objects fround in the sea.
Diatoms. Earths most beautiful creatures. Engraving taken from Ernst Haeckel's famous treatise: "Art Forms of Nature"
LR algen Illustration from beginning 20 century Laroux encyclopedia - Getting excited to be a lab assistant next semester!