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Remnants of the Ancient and Classical worldRemnants of the Ancient and Classical worldScientificScientific
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CaliforniaCaliforniaPaper and waxed paper negativesPaper and waxed paper negatives
Photographing art - paintings and drawingsPhotographing art - paintings and drawingsDaguerreotypesDaguerreotypes
Stereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsLebanonLebanon
Daguerreotypists - FranceDaguerreotypists - FranceAgricultural and pastoralAgricultural and pastoral
Daguerreotypists - Great BritainDaguerreotypists - Great BritainArchaeologyArchaeology
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Scientific experimentsScientific experimentsSpainSpain
ChinaChinaSecond Chinese Opium War (1856-1860)Second Chinese Opium War (1856-1860)
Tipped-in photographs and books illustrated with photographsTipped-in photographs and books illustrated with photographsSocial life of photographsSocial life of photographs

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Enrico Van Lint 
Pisa. Fratello della Misericordia 
[Ricordo di Pisa] 
1875-1880 (ca) 
Photographic print 
Private collection of Christoph Laubsch 

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