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Copying photographs and copyistsCopying photographs and copyistsExperimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photography
Cabinet cardsCabinet cardsLandscapeLandscape
Remnants of the Ancient and Classical worldRemnants of the Ancient and Classical worldHead rests and posing standsHead rests and posing stands
Text and calligraphyText and calligraphyRefugeesRefugees
Cityscapes - UrbanCityscapes - UrbanPaper and waxed paper negativesPaper and waxed paper negatives
Photographing art - paintings and drawingsPhotographing art - paintings and drawingsSocial outsidersSocial outsiders
Second World War (1939-1945)Second World War (1939-1945)Rustic fences, gates, trees and stumpsRustic fences, gates, trees and stumps
Native AmericansNative AmericansPostcardsPostcards
Non-canonical photographyNon-canonical photographyTintypesTintypes
Expeditions and explorationExpeditions and explorationAnthropology and ethnologyAnthropology and ethnology
Ethnic and traditional costumesEthnic and traditional costumesPortraitPortrait
Artist studies - AcadémiesArtist studies - AcadémiesAlbumen printsAlbumen prints
Tipped-in photographs in booksTipped-in photographs in booksErotica and nudesErotica and nudes
BotanyBotanyAmerican struggles for civil rightsAmerican struggles for civil rights
African AmericansAfrican AmericansSlavery, abolition and civil rightsSlavery, abolition and civil rights
Business and trade cardsBusiness and trade cardsVernacularVernacular
PhotoboothsPhotoboothsNon-paper objectsNon-paper objects
Objects incorporating photographsObjects incorporating photographsCyanotypesCyanotypes
PhotogramsPhotogramsCarte de visiteCarte de visite
OccupationalOccupationalPeoples of the worldPeoples of the world
Cameraless photographsCameraless photographsPaper objectsPaper objects
SnapshotsSnapshotsAuthors, playwrights and poetsAuthors, playwrights and poets
Daguerreotypists - Great BritainDaguerreotypists - Great BritainDocumentaryDocumentary
Spirit photography and paranormal manifestationsSpirit photography and paranormal manifestationsSequences and seriesSequences and series
Air transportationAir transportationAlbumsAlbums
Exhibitions and competitionsExhibitions and competitionsWorld's Fairs and International ExhibitionsWorld's Fairs and International Exhibitions

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Imperial Studio - Rothi and Sandstrom (713 Third St. Seattle, Wash.) 
Banner lady for J.H. Calvert & Co Fine Stationary 
Cabinet card 
Private collection of Laddy Kite 

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