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Daguerreotypists - FranceDaguerreotypists - FranceGroup portraitsGroup portraits
ArchaeologyArchaeologyGardensGardens
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Jules Verne: Around the World in Eighty DaysJules Verne: Around the World in Eighty DaysCard photographsCard photographs
History of photographyHistory of photographyArtArt
Rooms and their contentsRooms and their contentsItalyItaly
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Stereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsExhibitions and competitionsExhibitions and competitions
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IndiaIndiaTipped-in photographs and books illustrated with photographsTipped-in photographs and books illustrated with photographs
Peoples of the worldPeoples of the worldConceptualConceptual
Anthropology and ethnologyAnthropology and ethnologyIndian Mutiny (1857-1858)Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
Self-portraitsSelf-portraitsWorld's Fairs and International ExhibitionsWorld's Fairs and International Exhibitions
DocumentaryDocumentaryAmerican Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)
ScientificScientificEarly examples of photo reportageEarly examples of photo reportage
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CharityCharityBackgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregrounds
USAUSAPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Photographic studiosPhotographic studiosEarly social commentaryEarly social commentary
CensorshipCensorshipCompositionComposition
Working conditionsWorking conditionsExperimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photography
MagnumMagnumChildrenChildren
Boats, canoes and kayaksBoats, canoes and kayaksOccupationalOccupational
Interiors of photographic studiosInteriors of photographic studiosAdolescentsAdolescents
HumourHumourPhotographersPhotographers
 
  
 

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Frances Griffiths (died 1986) 
Fairy Offering Posy of Harebells to Elsie 
[Cottingley Fairies, 4 of 5] 
1920 
  
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