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Rivers and streamsRivers and streamsWater and waterfallsWater and waterfalls
CollageCollageCarte de visiteCarte de visite
Painting on photographsPainting on photographsPortraitPortrait
PantographPantographSocial outsidersSocial outsiders
ArtArtHand-painted photographsHand-painted photographs
North American Indian Wars (1860-1900)North American Indian Wars (1860-1900)Remnants of the Ancient and Classical worldRemnants of the Ancient and Classical world
LegsLegsChristian architectureChristian architecture
X-raysX-raysPaper and waxed paper negativesPaper and waxed paper negatives
CelebritiesCelebritiesAmerican Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)
Photogenic drawingsPhotogenic drawingsPhotographing art - sculpturePhotographing art - sculpture
Albumen printsAlbumen printsArchaeologyArchaeology
Salt printsSalt printsDancersDancers
Filmmaking and cinemaFilmmaking and cinemaColonialismColonialism
Religious architectureReligious architectureCaliforniaCalifornia
Rural pathways, tracks, trails and lanesRural pathways, tracks, trails and lanesNative AmericansNative Americans
Modoc War (1872-1873)Modoc War (1872-1873)CalotypesCalotypes
Expeditions and explorationExpeditions and explorationPack animals - mules, donkeys, burros and horsesPack animals - mules, donkeys, burros and horses
MountainsMountainsLines and shapesLines and shapes
Movement and motionMovement and motionChristianityChristianity
Non-canonical photographyNon-canonical photographyYosemiteYosemite
Calotypists - Great BritainCalotypists - Great BritainForestsForests
Landscapes of North AmericaLandscapes of North AmericaIce and snowIce and snow
Civil engineeringCivil engineeringBotanyBotany
Amateur photographyAmateur photographyEphemeraEphemera
AutochromesAutochromesCalotypists - FranceCalotypists - France
Second World War (1939-1945)Second World War (1939-1945)BackmarksBackmarks
Experimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photographyScientificScientific
Photographer and studio labelsPhotographer and studio labelsSkullsSkulls
Crime and punishmentCrime and punishmentKodakKodak
Mission HéliographiqueMission HéliographiqueVernacularVernacular

Photograph of the day

Edward Steichen 
Self-portrait with Brush and Palette 
1901 (taken) 1903 (print) 
8 7/16 x 6 3/8 ins (21.43 x 16.19 cm) 
LACMA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art 
The Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection (AC1992.197.119) 

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