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quoteLuminous-Lint has been constructed collaboratively over the last decade to share information on the history of photography worldwide. Over 2,500 people, estates and institutions have provided information - with hundreds of continually-improving histories of photography it is unique in the arts.quote 
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SurrealismSurrealismFashion 1940-1950Fashion 1940-1950
USSR in ConstructionUSSR in ConstructionThailandThailand
Film und FotoFilm und FotoPolitical collage in Weimar GermanyPolitical collage in Weimar Germany
PictorialismPictorialismStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocards
Land transportationLand transportationIllustrated magazinesIllustrated magazines
Using different viewpointsUsing different viewpointsRoyaltyRoyalty
Text and calligraphyText and calligraphyBauhausBauhaus
TransportationTransportationAmerican Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)
Illustrated magazines and photojournalismIllustrated magazines and photojournalismWeimar Germany (1919-1933)Weimar Germany (1919-1933)
Ice and snowIce and snowArgentinaArgentina
Rise of the illustrated magazineRise of the illustrated magazineExhibitions and competitionsExhibitions and competitions
TreesTreesWagons, carts, carriages and buggiesWagons, carts, carriages and buggies
Abstraction of the realAbstraction of the realWagon trainsWagon trains
Russia - Russian FederationRussia - Russian FederationEarly pictorialist landscape photographyEarly pictorialist landscape photography
TypologiesTypologiesAlternate personalities and questioning identityAlternate personalities and questioning identity
Multiple exposuresMultiple exposuresIndustrialIndustrial
MarketingMarketingWomen photographersWomen photographers
AppropriationAppropriationExteriors of photographic studiosExteriors of photographic studios
Dusseldorf SchoolDusseldorf SchoolPhotographic studiosPhotographic studios
ArchitectureArchitectureNew TopographicsNew Topographics
Sex IndustrySex IndustryGeologyGeology
Hand-painted photographsHand-painted photographsErotica and nudesErotica and nudes
ChristianityChristianityMixed mediaMixed media
ScientificScientificCinema on photographyCinema on photography
New YorkNew YorkFakes, forgeries, tricks and deceptionsFakes, forgeries, tricks and deceptions
Cityscapes - UrbanCityscapes - UrbanExperimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photography
Film stillsFilm stillsEiffel TowerEiffel Tower
Objects incorporating photographsObjects incorporating photographsSample books and sample boardsSample books and sample boards
ZoosZoosCabinet cardsCabinet cards
Non-paper objectsNon-paper objectsAnimalsAnimals
EphemeraEphemeraPaper objectsPaper objects
Carte de visiteCarte de visiteVietnam War (1961-1975)Vietnam War (1961-1975)
VietnamVietnamIdentity documents and badgesIdentity documents and badges
History of photographyHistory of photographyEvidenceEvidence
Card photographsCard photographsCollageCollage

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