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Identity documents and badgesIdentity documents and badgesChildrenChildren
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PortraitPortraitErotica and nudesErotica and nudes
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Earliest war photographs (1840-1870)Earliest war photographs (1840-1870)DaguerreotypesDaguerreotypes
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Wagon trainsWagon trainsEarly examples of photo reportageEarly examples of photo reportage
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IranIranGroup portraitsGroup portraits
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FloraFloraDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento mori
Exteriors of photographic studiosExteriors of photographic studiosCyanotypesCyanotypes
Painting on photographsPainting on photographsCivil engineeringCivil engineering
New YorkNew YorkLand transportationLand transportation
MarketingMarketingWater and waterfallsWater and waterfalls
Interiors of photographic studiosInteriors of photographic studiosPhotogenic drawingsPhotogenic drawings
Mobile studiosMobile studiosAbstractAbstract
Tableau vivantTableau vivantCalotypesCalotypes

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Unidentified photographer 
Algérie. Une Élégante 
1880 (ca) 
Tirage albuminé rehaussé d'époque 
21 x 27 cm 
Photo Verdeau 

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