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Interiors of photographic studiosInteriors of photographic studiosDaguerreotypesDaguerreotypes
Hand-painted photographsHand-painted photographsPainting on photographsPainting on photographs
Global trends in PictorialismGlobal trends in PictorialismFine art photomontageFine art photomontage
Russia - Russian FederationRussia - Russian FederationAstronomyAstronomy
Photographic studiosPhotographic studiosDaguerreotypists - USADaguerreotypists - USA
Card photographsCard photographsTypologiesTypologies
Photograph framesPhotograph framesAerial photographyAerial photography
Daguerreotypists - Great BritainDaguerreotypists - Great BritainArtArt
MilitaryMilitaryExperimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photography
PictorialismPictorialismSecond World War (1939-1945)Second World War (1939-1945)
FloraFloraRural pathways, tracks, trails and lanesRural pathways, tracks, trails and lanes
GermanyGermanyThe Holocaust (1933-1945)The Holocaust (1933-1945)
JudaismJudaismBackgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregrounds
ForestsForestsWater and waterfallsWater and waterfalls
Crime and punishmentCrime and punishmentAgricultural and pastoralAgricultural and pastoral
American Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)Gelatin silver printsGelatin silver prints
Social life of photographsSocial life of photographsBalloons, airships and dirigiblesBalloons, airships and dirigibles
Abstraction of the realAbstraction of the realSeaSea
Cabinet cardsCabinet cardsTreesTrees
Fakes, forgeries, tricks and deceptionsFakes, forgeries, tricks and deceptionsUsing different viewpointsUsing different viewpoints
Domesticated animalsDomesticated animalsIndustrialIndustrial
ColourColourHistory of photographyHistory of photography
PropsPropsAir transportationAir transportation
Early pictorialist landscape photographyEarly pictorialist landscape photographyErotica and nudesErotica and nudes
Columns, plinths and pedestalsColumns, plinths and pedestalsStudio necessitiesStudio necessities
Marine and maritimeMarine and maritimeArtistsArtists
WashingtonWashingtonIllustrated magazinesIllustrated magazines
Photographing art - sculpturePhotographing art - sculptureCaliforniaCalifornia
Landscapes of North AmericaLandscapes of North AmericaParisParis
Eiffel TowerEiffel TowerStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocards
BeachesBeachesNon-canonical photographyNon-canonical photography
World's Fairs and International ExhibitionsWorld's Fairs and International ExhibitionsDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento mori
Anthropology and ethnologyAnthropology and ethnologyReligious architectureReligious architecture

Photograph of the day

Robert Yarnall Ritchie 
[The Hindenburg, side view] 
1936-1937 (ca) 
Gelatin silver print 
DeGolyer Library, South Methodist University (SMU) 
SMU - Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph, Call Number : Ag1982.0234 

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