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New York School of Photography (1930s-1960s)New York School of Photography (1930s-1960s)ColourColour
World's Fairs and International ExhibitionsWorld's Fairs and International ExhibitionsGenre studiesGenre studies
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MountainsMountainsRetouching, colouring and painting kitsRetouching, colouring and painting kits
PhotographersPhotographersRivers and streamsRivers and streams
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Using different viewpointsUsing different viewpointsCentral African RepublicCentral African Republic
Ice and snowIce and snowPhotographer and studio labelsPhotographer and studio labels
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ConceptualConceptualNew YorkNew York
New MexicoNew MexicoPeoples of the worldPeoples of the world
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BackmarksBackmarksUrban lifeUrban life
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Civil engineeringCivil engineeringWeimar Germany (1919-1933)Weimar Germany (1919-1933)
Carte de visiteCarte de visiteBalloons, airships and dirigiblesBalloons, airships and dirigibles
Air transportationAir transportationWarWar
Backgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregroundsNightNight
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CompositionCompositionSalt printsSalt prints
Syria - Syrian Arab RepublicSyria - Syrian Arab RepublicRoyaltyRoyalty
Stereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsItinerant photographersItinerant photographers
SurveillanceSurveillanceText and calligraphyText and calligraphy
Death, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriKentuckyKentucky
American Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)StampsStamps
Cabinet cardsCabinet cardsGeologyGeology
ForestsForestsAerial reconnaissance and bombing photographyAerial reconnaissance and bombing photography
ActorsActorsMobile studiosMobile studios
Aerial photographyAerial photographyGuatemalaGuatemala

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Automated photograph 
The first triple dead heat in harness racing: Patchover (Ed Myer), Payne Hall (F. Albertson) and Penny Maid (E. Beede) in a Freehold Raceway (USA) race. 
1953, 3 October 
Photo finish print 
Creative Commons - Wikipedia 
Gooreen collection, Public domain (USA) 

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