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CalotypesCalotypesParis Commune (1871)Paris Commune (1871)
Photographing art - sculpturePhotographing art - sculptureParisParis
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CaliforniaCaliforniaPainting on photographsPainting on photographs
LondonLondonCarte de visiteCarte de visite
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Cabinet cardsCabinet cardsHand-painted photographsHand-painted photographs
FlowersFlowersRivers and streamsRivers and streams
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TreesTreesChristian architectureChristian architecture
Photographic studiosPhotographic studiosMarketingMarketing
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Gelatin silver printsGelatin silver printsFloraFlora
Exteriors of photographic studiosExteriors of photographic studiosRooms and their contentsRooms and their contents
Marine and maritimeMarine and maritimePaper and waxed paper negativesPaper and waxed paper negatives
Water and waterfallsWater and waterfallsAcropolisAcropolis
GeologyGeologyEl SalvadorEl Salvador
Landscapes of North AmericaLandscapes of North AmericaPhotogramsPhotograms
ChildrenChildrenFilmmaking and cinemaFilmmaking and cinema
Tipped-in photographs and books illustrated with photographsTipped-in photographs and books illustrated with photographsCyanotypesCyanotypes

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