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AlbumsAlbumsSocial life of photographsSocial life of photographs
Experimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photographyCarte de visiteCarte de visite
American Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)BauhausBauhaus
Cameraless photographsCameraless photographsEphemeraEphemera
Weimar Germany (1919-1933)Weimar Germany (1919-1933)Photographer and studio labelsPhotographer and studio labels
DaguerreotypesDaguerreotypesPostage stampsPostage stamps
Second World War (1939-1945)Second World War (1939-1945)JapanJapan
Iconic photographsIconic photographsPatriotismPatriotism
Calotypists - Great BritainCalotypists - Great BritainReligious architectureReligious architecture
HumourHumourTipped-in photographs in booksTipped-in photographs in books
Death, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriDancersDancers
Salt printsSalt printsHandsHands
Itinerant photographersItinerant photographersStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocards
Erotica and nudesErotica and nudesManufacture of photography-related itemsManufacture of photography-related items
Photographing art - sculpturePhotographing art - sculptureArchitectureArchitecture
Sequences and seriesSequences and seriesFSA - Farm Security AdministrationFSA - Farm Security Administration
Circus performers and workersCircus performers and workersGermanyGermany
Using different viewpointsUsing different viewpointsCaliforniaCalifornia
Cabinet cardsCabinet cardsYosemiteYosemite
Landscapes of North AmericaLandscapes of North AmericaForestsForests
ScientificScientificMovement and motionMovement and motion
Photogenic drawingsPhotogenic drawingsDaguerreotypists - GreeceDaguerreotypists - Greece
Daguerreotypists - ItalyDaguerreotypists - ItalyTravelTravel
Remnants of the Ancient and Classical worldRemnants of the Ancient and Classical worldRivers and streamsRivers and streams
Israel and PalestineIsrael and PalestineAbstraction of lightAbstraction of light
JerusalemJerusalemPaper and waxed paper negativesPaper and waxed paper negatives
Forest of FontainebleauForest of FontainebleauGreeceGreece
Copying photographs and copyistsCopying photographs and copyistsArchaeologyArchaeology

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Unidentified photographer 
[Westerner overseeing Japanese man with books] 
Carte de visite 
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives 
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan, 1860 - ca. 1900, Local Number: R474 (Rosin Number) 

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