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Crimean War (1854-1856)Crimean War (1854-1856)Albumen printsAlbumen prints
African AmericansAfrican AmericansOccupationalOccupational
Salt printsSalt printsAmateur photographyAmateur photography
AlbumsAlbumsAbstraction of the realAbstraction of the real
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Still lifeStill lifeFirst World War (1914-1918)First World War (1914-1918)
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ParisParisTipped-in photographs in booksTipped-in photographs in books
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Aerial photographyAerial photographyHand-painted photographsHand-painted photographs
ChinaChinaCalotypists - Great BritainCalotypists - Great Britain
Painting on photographsPainting on photographsSecond Chinese Opium War (1856-1860)Second Chinese Opium War (1856-1860)
Abstraction of scaleAbstraction of scaleTravelTravel
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HomoeroticismHomoeroticismCivil engineeringCivil engineering
FashionFashionExteriors of photographic studiosExteriors of photographic studios
Artist studies - AcadémiesArtist studies - AcadémiesMilitaryMilitary
Russia - Russian FederationRussia - Russian FederationArchitectureArchitecture
Cameraless photographsCameraless photographsPhotograph framesPhotograph frames
Domesticated animalsDomesticated animalsPhotographer and studio labelsPhotographer and studio labels
Agricultural and pastoralAgricultural and pastoralBotanyBotany
FloraFloraPhotogenic drawingsPhotogenic drawings
ChristianityChristianityChristian architectureChristian architecture
Landscapes of North AmericaLandscapes of North AmericaMarketingMarketing
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TreesTreesRivers and streamsRivers and streams
SpainSpainInteriors of photographic studiosInteriors of photographic studios
BackmarksBackmarksCard photographsCard photographs
CelebritiesCelebritiesBackgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregrounds
Publications, books, manuals, journals and magazinesPublications, books, manuals, journals and magazines

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Lewis Carroll 
"Xie" Kitchin with Bucket and Spade 
Albumen print 
6 3/4 x 4 3/4 ins (17.15 x 12.07 cm) 
LACMA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art 
The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, gift of The Annenberg Foundation and promised gift of Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin (M.2008.40.452) 

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