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Photographic studiosPhotographic studiosBalloons, airships and dirigiblesBalloons, airships and dirigibles
Air transportationAir transportationBackgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregrounds
Carte de visiteCarte de visiteExteriors of photographic studiosExteriors of photographic studios
SwedenSwedenSyria - Syrian Arab RepublicSyria - Syrian Arab Republic
SurveillanceSurveillanceLandscape photography and environmental issuesLandscape photography and environmental issues
Salt printsSalt printsEgyptEgypt
The Holocaust (1933-1945)The Holocaust (1933-1945)AerialAerial
Allegorical photographyAllegorical photographyHandsHands
American Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)ForestsForests
WarWarAerial photographyAerial photography
Hand-painted photographsHand-painted photographsConceptualConceptual
Composite and combination printsComposite and combination printsFirst World War (1914-1918)First World War (1914-1918)
Stereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsRetouching, colouring and painting kitsRetouching, colouring and painting kits
RoyaltyRoyaltyExhibitions and competitionsExhibitions and competitions
Magnesium lightMagnesium lightCommercial cataloguesCommercial catalogues
Death, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriText and calligraphyText and calligraphy
Gelatin silver printsGelatin silver printsItinerant photographersItinerant photographers
KentuckyKentuckyCabinet cardsCabinet cards
Fabricated realitiesFabricated realitiesMobile studiosMobile studios
GeologyGeologyAwards and medalsAwards and medals
TravelTravelImprimerie photographique Blanquart-EvrardImprimerie photographique Blanquart-Evrard
TreesTreesAerial reconnaissance and bombing photographyAerial reconnaissance and bombing photography
Subterranean photographySubterranean photographyGermanyGermany
LandscapeLandscapeAbstraction of the realAbstraction of the real
Second World War (1939-1945)Second World War (1939-1945)PeruPeru
Hidden camerasHidden camerasErotica and nudesErotica and nudes
Albumen printsAlbumen printsNew TopographicsNew Topographics
Landscapes of North AmericaLandscapes of North AmericaPhotographersPhotographers
Domesticated animalsDomesticated animalsInteriors of photographic studiosInteriors of photographic studios
NightNightWorld's Fairs and International ExhibitionsWorld's Fairs and International Exhibitions

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Helmut Newton 
X-ray, French Vogue, Paris 
Gelatin silver print 
14 3/8 x 11 ins (36.5 x 27.7 cm, image) 
Christie's - London 
31 October 2012, Sale: 7272, Photographs, Lot: 44 

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