Photograph of Atkins, in 1861
Cyanotype of an algae, from Atkins' book
Anna Atkins (16 March 1799-1871) was an English botanist and photographer. Atkins used cyanotypes to illustrate books about algae.
Atkins was born in Tonbridge, Kent, the daughter of John George Children.
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Detail of title page of Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions