The Woman in Blue by Paul Burty Haviland (17 June 1880 – 21 December 1950) who was an early French-American 20th century photographer, writer and arts critic who was closely associated with Alfred Stieglitz and the Photo-Secession.The following cyanotypes were taken between 1898 and 1916 and the model is Florence Peterson.
Cyanotypes were invented in 1842 by astronomer John Herschel as a way to copy his notes. The cyanotypes here are attributed to Anna Atkins, who was trained as a botanist and used this method of photography to record plant specimens—producing the first illustrated books using cyanotypes. Atkins is sometimes considered to be the first female photographer!
Cyanotype paper is still available today—only requiring water to develop and fix an image on the page. Many contemporary artists including Christine Nguyen, Jessica Ferguson, and John Metoyer use cyanotypes in their work.