Cystoseira granulata.

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    Digital ID: 419695. Atkins, Anna -- Photographer. 1843-53

    Source: Photographs of British algae: cyanotype impressions. / Part I. (more info)

    Repository: The New York Public Library. Spencer Collection.

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    Emily Van Ness, Tsunami (Louis Keiner), and 96 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Shapesoftime 65 months ago | reply

      fragilty and strength
      the trace of the moment
      the seeds of time

      wonderful collection.
      big thanks to NYPL and the Commons (sharing knowledge)

    2. Q of U 65 months ago | reply

      These are such beautiful images, and the book has such a great history. I'm very happy to have had an opportunity to see this. Is this book available for purchase, or is a reprint likely?

    3. Dhaval Momaya 65 months ago | reply

      I'd love to have these images in high resolution.

    4. Eric Hunt. 65 months ago | reply

      Cystoseira granulata has been reduced to synonymy by Cystoseira nodicaulis


    5. Eric Hunt. 65 months ago | reply

      Agreed! 20, 24, and 30 inch monitors are now very common and the reduced image size is an issue when using monitors that large. These are the most compelling (to me) of the NYPL's initial Commons contribution and I would *LOVE* to see them at a size where the fine detail can be appreciated.

    6. New York Public Library 65 months ago | reply

      We're definitely working on the image size issue; the production process for digitization at NYPL creates several derivative JPGs (in addition to the archival TIFF files), the largest of which is 760px along the long side. This decision dates back more than 6 years, and is *clearly* out of sync with current monitors and online usage. We're working on re-engineering the workflow so that we strike larger JPGs, but we also need to go back and create new derivatives for all 700K+ existing images - not a trivial task, but we're working on it. Thanks!

    7. abscraft 65 months ago | reply

      So lovely to see this. I wrote about her for part of my dissertation at college 20 years ago and explored the medium of cyanotype after a workshop at the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.

    8. victortan47 [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      best shot

    9. whatsthatpicture 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I hope it's OK, I have featured this image in a discussion aimed at trying to find the oldest photographs on Flickr - see

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