Talk:Anna Atkins

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Very poorly written[edit]

Full of 'maybe', 'assumed', 'some sources believe' etc etc etc. There are no grounds for stating that she did or possibly did publish the first photographic book, since we have evidence about Fox Talbot. The syntax also needs radical revision in several places.

"Atkins pursued her interests in botany, for example by collecting dried plants." Did she collect dried plants or did she collect plants and dry (press) them for preservation? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:17, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Not a photograph![edit]

The method used was not a kind of photograph, it was a direct print by marking the objects aginst tainted paper. Photographs are made by direct light incision into photograph film or paper (silver, etc). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:10, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Perhaps review the definition of photograph before making this assertion. Contact images are described as the first photographs, and "photograph" means, literally, "drawing with light". Weasley one (talk) 14:58, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

You should look it up yourself, Weasley. You are confusing etymology with meaning. Whatever the LITERAL rendering (NOT 'meaning' as you claim) into English may be, 'photograph' is not to be confused with 'photoGRAM', which is what we have here.

A photograph need not necessarily be made with the use of a lens. The photogram is a specific type of photograph. I second Weasley's assertion. TerryToogood (talk) 17:29, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 March 2015[edit]

In the 1850s, Atkins collaborated with Anne Dixon (1799–1864), who was "like a sister" to her, to produce at least three presentation albums of cyanotype photograms.

   Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns (1853), now in the J. Paul Getty Museum;
   Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Flowering Plants and Ferns (1854), disassembled pages of which are held by various museums and collectors;
   An album inscribed to "Captain Henry Dixon," Anne Dixon's nephew (1861).

In addition, she published books with non-photographic work.

She died at Halstead Place in 1871 of "paralysis, rheumatism, and exhaustion" at the age of 72. (talk) 11:22, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. That is what the article says, yes. Please request any changes in the form of "Change X to Y". Thanks, NiciVampireHeart 12:16, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 March 2015[edit] (talk) 11:47, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. NiciVampireHeart 12:15, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

can she be added to some of these categories[edit]

Category:1799 births Category:1847 deaths Category:English Dissenters Category:19th-century English people Category:19th-century women scientists Category:British women scientists Category:Cancer deaths in England Category:Deaths from breast cancer Category:English palaeontologists Category:People from Lyme Regis Category:Women paleontologists

is what I see for Mary Anning - as they are both 19th century English women natural scientists they should share a lot! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Most of those are inapplicable here, as their birth/death dates, cause of death, and place of origin are all different. Atkins also wasn't a paleontologist. The only one you've listed that is relevant and that she isn't in already is Category:19th-century women scientists, which I have now added to this article. postdlf (talk) 19:40, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Please fix ambiguous sentence[edit]

It says: "She is often considered the first person to publish a book. Illustrated with photographic images." It should be "She is often considered the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images." (remove the period so it's a single sentence) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mrincodi (talkcontribs) 20:08, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

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