Installation view of “Blue Prints: The Pioneering Photographs of Anna Atkins” at the New York Public Library. COURTESY THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY She was one of the most prolific photographers of the 19th century, and she created what is now believed to be the first book illustrated solely with her medium of choice.

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