Anna Atkins Silk Scarf
The scarf was designed to celebrate one of the first female photographers (and first to publish a book of photographs), Victorian botanist Anna Atkins. Anna made hundreds of stunning cyanotypes (blueprints) of different plants and algae which are represented in this beautiful scarf.
After losing her mother very early in life, Anna Atkins (1799–1871) was raised by her loving father. He gave her a scientific education, which was highly unusual for women and girls in the early 19th century. Fascinated with the plant life around her, Anna became a botanist. She recorded all her findings in detailed illustrations and engravings, until the invention of cyanotype photography in 1842. Anna used this new technology in order to catalog plant specimens—a true marriage of science and art. In 1843, Anna published the book Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype
Made in: Italy.
Product: Scarf, exclusive to the New York Public Library.
Material: 100 % Silk
Dimensions: 27.6'' x 78.7''
Item Number: AAS2019-L