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Photograph framesPhotograph framesBusiness stationeryBusiness stationery
Ice and snowIce and snowStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocards
Paper and waxed paper negativesPaper and waxed paper negativesDaguerreotypesDaguerreotypes
Mining and extractionMining and extractionStudio necessitiesStudio necessities
American Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)Interiors of photographic studiosInteriors of photographic studios
Salt printsSalt printsNegativesNegatives
Painting on photographsPainting on photographsFranceFrance
Cabinet cardsCabinet cardsRomeRome
Studios on boats and bargesStudios on boats and bargesHand-painted photographsHand-painted photographs
ArchitectureArchitectureRemnants of the Ancient and Classical worldRemnants of the Ancient and Classical world
Touting for businessTouting for businessItinerant photographersItinerant photographers
Mobile studiosMobile studiosCivil engineeringCivil engineering
Expeditions and explorationExpeditions and explorationTreesTrees
Rooms and their contentsRooms and their contentsObjects incorporating photographsObjects incorporating photographs
DancersDancersItalian Risorgimento (1849-1871)Italian Risorgimento (1849-1871)
Photographing art - paintings and drawingsPhotographing art - paintings and drawingsCarte de visiteCarte de visite
Gelatin silver printsGelatin silver printsDaguerreotypists - USADaguerreotypists - USA
Still lifeStill lifeBackmarksBackmarks
Photography assimilated into popular culturePhotography assimilated into popular cultureStreet: Classic French examplesStreet: Classic French examples
Photographing celebritiesPhotographing celebritiesDocumentaryDocumentary
EventsEventsParis Commune (1871)Paris Commune (1871)
ItalyItalyPhotographer and studio labelsPhotographer and studio labels
Religious architectureReligious architectureHandsHands
EphemeraEphemeraCased photographsCased photographs
Paper objectsPaper objectsArtArt
World's Fairs and International ExhibitionsWorld's Fairs and International ExhibitionsFashionFashion
Christian architectureChristian architectureStaircasesStaircases
CasesCasesCityscapes - UrbanCityscapes - Urban
Albumen printsAlbumen printsTrendsTrends
History of photographyHistory of photographyCompositionComposition

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