If you go to Google today you'll see a delicate cyanotype photogram:
It celebrates the 216th anniversary of the birth of Anna Atkins, considered the earliest female photographer, and the first photographer to publish an entirely photographic book. The Washington Post explains here.
Only 20 copies of the book, titled Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, still exist. You can see it in digital form at the British Library site. And here's a portrait of Anna, in 1861 at age 62.
(Thanks to John Winder)
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John Linn: "It is interesting that, as abstract as the doodle is, it still reads (or implies) 'Google.'"