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Photograph of the day

Adolfo Farsari 
102 Carrying Children 
1886 (ca) 
Albumen print, watercolor images in margins 
24.5 x 19.8 cm (9 5/8 x 7 13/16 ins) 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf, Accession No: 2004.269.44 

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