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Lantern slidesLantern slidesMagic lanternsMagic lanterns
Copying photographs and copyistsCopying photographs and copyistsCyanotypesCyanotypes
JapanJapanTipped-in photographs in booksTipped-in photographs in books
Landscapes of AsiaLandscapes of AsiaWoodburytypesWoodburytypes
Chairs and sofasChairs and sofasBotanyBotany
AsiaAsiaCameraless photographsCameraless photographs
PropsPropsSyria - Syrian Arab RepublicSyria - Syrian Arab Republic
Agricultural and pastoralAgricultural and pastoralCabinet cardsCabinet cards
African AmericansAfrican AmericansComposite portraitsComposite portraits
Expeditions and explorationExpeditions and explorationWater and waterfallsWater and waterfalls
Wet-plate photographyWet-plate photographySports and pastimesSports and pastimes
Native AmericansNative AmericansCanadaCanada
HandsHandsSupply houses and suppliesSupply houses and supplies
First World War (1914-1918)First World War (1914-1918)Staged photographyStaged photography
EnglandEnglandPublications, books, manuals, journals and magazinesPublications, books, manuals, journals and magazines
Concealment with masks and veilsConcealment with masks and veilsCivil engineeringCivil engineering
LeisureLeisureWeimar Germany (1919-1933)Weimar Germany (1919-1933)
KentuckyKentuckyIdentity documents and badgesIdentity documents and badges
Social life and meeting placesSocial life and meeting placesOccupationalOccupational
Daguerreotypists - AfricaDaguerreotypists - AfricaSequences and seriesSequences and series
RoyaltyRoyaltyAmerican Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)
Deserts and dunesDeserts and dunesBackmarksBackmarks
Niagara FallsNiagara FallsAnthropology and ethnologyAnthropology and ethnology
Crime and punishmentCrime and punishmentNorth American Indian Wars (1860-1900)North American Indian Wars (1860-1900)
Social life of photographsSocial life of photographsNevadaNevada
Composite and combination printsComposite and combination printsRivers and streamsRivers and streams
GermanyGermanySignificant photographic studios - ExamplesSignificant photographic studios - Examples
EphemeraEphemeraDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento mori
Landscapes of North AmericaLandscapes of North AmericaDaguerreotypists - EgyptDaguerreotypists - Egypt
Christian architectureChristian architectureNon-paper objectsNon-paper objects
Political collage in Weimar GermanyPolitical collage in Weimar GermanyCamera clubsCamera clubs

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Jeremiah Gurney 
Woman and Child 
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate 
American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution 
Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection, made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment 

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