Sir John Herschel with Cap, April 1867, Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron's Victorian portrait photography – in pictures

Sir John Herschel with Cap, April 1867, Julia Margaret Cameron

From blue skies to blue print: Astronomer John Herschel’s invention of the cyanotype | Cultural Compass

From blue skies to blue print: Astronomer John Herschel’s invention of the cyanotype | Cultural Compass

Anna Atkins made thirteen known versions of her work entitled  "British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions"  (1843-1853). In October 1843, Atkins began publishing folios of her photogenic (photogram) drawings. In 1850, she began to publish more comprehensive collections of her work, completing a three volume anthology in 1853. These books, containing hundreds of handmade images, were the very first published works to utilize a photographic system for scientific investigation and illustration…

Anna Atkins made thirteen known versions of her work entitled "British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions" (1843-1853). In October 1843, Atkins began publishing folios of her photogenic (photogram) drawings. In 1850, she began to publish more comprehensive collections of her work, completing a three volume anthology in 1853. These books, containing hundreds of handmade images, were the very first published works to utilize a photographic system for scientific investigation and illustration…

In 1842, British scientist Sir John Herschel experimented with the effect of light on iron compounds, inventing a process to produce the blue-tinted prints we know as cyanotypes.

In 1842, British scientist Sir John Herschel experimented with the effect of light on iron compounds, inventing a process to produce the blue-tinted prints we know as cyanotypes.

In 1842, British scientist Sir John Herschel experimented with the effect of light on iron compounds, inventing a process to produce the blue-tinted prints we know as cyanotypes.

In 1842, British scientist Sir John Herschel experimented with the effect of light on iron compounds, inventing a process to produce the blue-tinted prints we know as cyanotypes.

Sir John Herschel. "Still in My Teens," 1838. Cyanotype.

Sir John Herschel. "Still in My Teens," 1838. Cyanotype.

Sir John Herschel. "A Scene in Italy," 1839. Cyanotype made from engraving.

Sir John Herschel. "A Scene in Italy," 1839. Cyanotype made from engraving.

John Herschel - View of the telescope at Slough,1839

John Herschel - View of the telescope at Slough,1839

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