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 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.

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Mathematician, astronomer, and inventor John Herschel as photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron in 1867 (Metropolitan Museum of Art copy, restored).

Anna Atkins: The First Woman Photographer - cyanotype

The Female Gaze: Stunning Photos From Prestel’s ‘Women Photographers’ Anthology

Anna Atkins Algae - Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions between 1843 and 1853

John Herschel - Wikipedia

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, Baronet KH FRS March 1792 – 11 May Herschel coined the term photography in “He discovered sodium thiosulfate to be a solvent of silver halides.

Sir John Herschel (1792-1971)

John Herschel, son of William, whose work on double stars won him a gold medal from the Royal Astronomical Society and whose lecture Cressie attends at the start of the book

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born Cyanotype Proof of Sir John Herschel's Dream; cyanotype on deckled Artistico + Fabriano cream wove paper; sheet: × 43 cm × 16 in.

<p><b>John Herschel</b>, <i>View of the telescope at Slough</i>, 1839. Photogenic drawing.</p>

<p><b>John Herschel</b>, <i>View of the telescope at Slough</i>, 1839. Photogenic drawing.</p>

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