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Carte de visiteCarte de visiteSocial life of photographsSocial life of photographs
Photograph framesPhotograph framesEthnic and traditional costumesEthnic and traditional costumes
Sports and pastimesSports and pastimesAlbumsAlbums
Mental health and psychiatryMental health and psychiatryPortraitPortrait
Social outsidersSocial outsidersAfricaAfrica
LeisureLeisureDaguerreotypists - USADaguerreotypists - USA
Cabinet cardsCabinet cardsPeoples of the worldPeoples of the world
BirdsBirdsAmateur photographyAmateur photography
Women photographersWomen photographersVernacularVernacular
Rivers and streamsRivers and streamsChildrenChildren
Dark tents and dark boxesDark tents and dark boxesEphemeraEphemera
MarketingMarketingCopying photographs and copyistsCopying photographs and copyists
Business and trade cardsBusiness and trade cardsDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento mori
DeadDeadExperimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photography
Magic lanternsMagic lanternsNon-canonical photographyNon-canonical photography
Land transportationLand transportationPrehistory of photographyPrehistory of photography
BusesBusesStill lifeStill life
Movement and motionMovement and motionFilmmaking and cinemaFilmmaking and cinema
Tipped-in photographs in magazines and journalsTipped-in photographs in magazines and journalsColourColour
TravelTravelPhotographing art - sculpturePhotographing art - sculpture
Stereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsPhotographer and studio labelsPhotographer and studio labels
GraphoscopesGraphoscopesNon-paper objectsNon-paper objects
Cycling - Penny farthings, high wheelers, boneshakers and bicyclesCycling - Penny farthings, high wheelers, boneshakers and bicyclesViewersViewers
Characters and occupational typesCharacters and occupational typesOccupations and rolesOccupations and roles
The Pyramids and the SphinxThe Pyramids and the SphinxRemnants of the Ancient and Classical worldRemnants of the Ancient and Classical world
World's Fairs and International ExhibitionsWorld's Fairs and International ExhibitionsBackgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregrounds
Painting on photographsPainting on photographsIslamIslam

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Unidentified photographer 
Dairy Man and Calf 
1930 (ca) 
Real photo postcard 
3.5 x 2.5 ins (image) 
Private collection of Nigel Maister 

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