Album of cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns

Made:
1853 in United Kingdom
maker:
Anna Atkins

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Cyanotype of Aspidium lobatum, 1853 A cyanotype of Aspidium lobatum, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Aspidium obtusum, 1851 A cyanotype of a fern, Aspidium obtusum, from Chatsworth Conservatory
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Cyanotype of Pteris aquilina, 1853 A cyanotype of Pteris aquilina, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Lastrea rigida, 1853 A cyanotype of Lastrea rigida, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Pteris rotundifolia, 1853 A cyanotype of Pteris rotundifolia, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Frontispiece of 'Cyanotypes of British And Foreign Ferns' album, 1853 The frontispiece of the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) in 1853
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Cyanotype of Ceterach officinarum, 1853 A cyanotype of Ceterach officinarum, or Rustyback fern, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Asplenium rhizophyllum, 1853 A cyanotype of Asplenium rhizophyllum, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Botrychium gracile, 1853 A cyanotype of Botrychium gracile, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Aspidium, from Jamaica, 1853 A cyanotype, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) in 1853
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Album 'Cyanotypes, British And Foreign Ferns' Front cover to the book 'Cyanotypes, British and Foreign Ferns' published in 1853 by Anna Atkins (1799 - 1871)
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Cyanotype of Polypodium vulgare, 1853 A cyanotype of Polypodium vulgare, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns' A cyanotype of a fern from Ceylon, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Athyrium filix-femina, 1853 A cyanotype, of Athyrium filix-femina from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Athyrium molle, 1853 A cyanotype, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) in 1853
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Cyanotype of Asplenium viride, 1853 A cyanotype of Asplenium viride, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Asplenium trichomanes, 1853 A cyanotype of Asplenium trichomanes, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Asplenium adiantum-nigrum, 1853 A cyanotype, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) in 1853
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Cyanotype of Asplenium ruta muraria, 1853 A cyanotype, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) in 1853
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Cyanotype of Cheilanthes microphylla, 1853 A cyanotype of Cheilanthes microphylla, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Davallia aculeata, 1853 A cyanotype of Davallia aculeata, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Aspidium denticulatum, 1853 A cyanotype of Aspidium denticulatum, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853 A cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', 1853 A cyanotype, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) in 1853
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Cyanotype of Cystopteris fragilis, 1853 A cyanotype of Cystopteris fragilis, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Asplenium radicans, 1853 A cyanotype of Asplenium radicans, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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'Foreign Ferns' insert from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', 1853 'Foreign Ferns' insert from the album, 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Asplenium praemorsum', 1853 A cyanotype, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns' made by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) in 1853
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Cyanotype of Asplenium striatum, 1853 A cyanotype of Asplenium striatum, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Lastrea foenisecii, 1853 A cyanotype, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) in 1853
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Cyanotype of Allosursus crispus, 1853 A cyanotype of Allosursus crispus, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Asplenium chinensis, 1853 A cyanotype, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) in 1853
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Cyanotype of Equisetum sylvaticum, 1853 A cyanotype, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) in 1853
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Cyanotype of Scolopendrium vulgare, 1853 A cyanotype of Scolopendrium vulgare, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

'British Ferns' insert from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', 1853 'British Ferns' insert from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Polypodium calcareum, 1853 A cyanotype of Polypodium calcareum, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Woodsia hyperborea, 1853 A cyanotype of Woodsia hyperborea, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Polypodium dryopteris, 1853 A cyanotype of Polypodium dryopteris, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Aspidium lonchitis, 1853 A cyanotype of Aspidium lonchitis, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Lastrea spinulosa, 1853 A cyanotype of Lastrea spinulosa, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Asplenium fontanum, 1853 A cyanotype of Asplenium fontanum, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Polypodium muscosum, 1853 A cyanotype of Polypodium muscosum, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Pteris sagittaria, 1853 A cyanotype of Pteris sagittaria, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Adiantum tenerum, 1853 A cyanotype of Adiantum tenerum, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Cystopteris dentata, 1853 A cyanotype of Cystopteris dentata, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Hymenophyllum tunbridgense, 1853 A cyanotype of Hymenophyllum tunbridgense, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Aspidium bulbiferum, 1853 A cyanotype, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) in 1853
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Lastrea recurva, 1853 A cyanotype of Lastrea recurva, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) in 1853
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Aspidium aculeatum, 1853 A cyanotype of Aspidium aculeatum, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Aspidium angulare, 1853 A cyanotype of Aspidium angulare, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Lastrea oreopoteris, 1853 A cyanotype, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) in 1853
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Lastrea cristata, 1853 A cyanotype of Lastrea cristata, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Lastrea Filix-Mas, 1853 A cyanotype of Lastrea Filix-Mas, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Scolopendrium vulgare, 1853 A cyanotype of Scolopendrium vulgare, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', 1853 A cyanotype of a fern from the Blechnum genus, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Adiantum capillus veneris, 1853 A cyanotype of Adiantum capillus veneris, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Osmunda regalis, 1853 A cyanotype of Osmunda regalis, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) in 1853
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Botrychium lunaria, 1853 A cyanotype of Botrychium lunaria, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Achrosticum simplix, 1853 A cyanotype of Achrosticum simplix, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Polypodium crenatum, 1853 A cyanotype, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) in 1853
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Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Asplenium fragrans, 1853 A cyanotype of Asplenium fragrans, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
© National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Diplazium cultifolium, 1853 A cyanotype of Diplazium cultifolium, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Diplazium grandifolium, 1853 A cyanotype of Diplazium grandifolium, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Pteris caudata, 1853 A cyanotype of Pteris caudata, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) in 1853
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Cyanotype of Adiantum cuneatum, 1853 A cyanotype of Adiantum cuneatum, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Adiantum assmile, 1853 A cyanotype, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) in 1853
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Cyanotype of Adiantum pedatum, 1853 A cyanotype of Adiantum pedatum, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Adiantum striatum, 1853 A cyanotype of Adiantum striatum, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Science Museum Group Collection

Cyanotype of Aspidium trifoliatum, 1853 A cyanotype of Aspidium trifoliatum, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Aspidium trapezoides, 1853 A cyanotype of Aspidium trapezoides, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Trichomanes crispum, 1853 A cyanotype of Trichomanes crispum, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Cyanotype of Osmunda interrupta, 1853 A cyanotype of Osmunda interrupta, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns'
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Album of cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns, made and assembled by Anna Atkins and Anne Dixon for presentation to `CSA' (unknown), 1853

Anna Atkins was a pioneering figure in photographic history, having produced the first book to use photographic illustrations - 'British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions' - in 1843.

The cyanotype process was invented by Sir John Herschel (1792-1871) in 1842 and derived from his observations on the light sensitivity of iron salts. The brilliant blue colour of the resulting prints gives the process its more common name - the blueprint. The process was used for many years to duplicate engineers' drawings.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1995-5024
Materials:
cardboard (unidentified board), leather, paper (fibre product)
type:
cyanotype
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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