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For those interested in the History of Photography...

quoteLuminous-Lint has been constructed collaboratively over the last decade to share information on the history of photography worldwide. Over 2,500 people, estates and institutions have provided information - with hundreds of continually-improving histories of photography it is unique in the arts. 
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I hope you enjoy this resource as much as I enjoy bringing it all together.quote

All the best, Alan Griffiths

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Expeditions and explorationExpeditions and explorationExperimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photography
Carte de visiteCarte de visiteSurrealismSurrealism
ArtArtMovement and motionMovement and motion
Mental health and psychiatryMental health and psychiatryRemnants of the Ancient and Classical worldRemnants of the Ancient and Classical world
Social outsidersSocial outsidersArchaeologyArchaeology
Pack animals - mules, donkeys, burros and horsesPack animals - mules, donkeys, burros and horsesPortraitPortrait
Photographing art - sculpturePhotographing art - sculptureCelebritiesCelebrities
HealthHealthThe Pyramids and the SphinxThe Pyramids and the Sphinx
MedicalMedicalAbstraction of scaleAbstraction of scale
Satellite imagingSatellite imagingSurveillanceSurveillance
DancersDancersTipped-in photographs in booksTipped-in photographs in books
Water transportationWater transportationIndian Mutiny (1858)Indian Mutiny (1858)
Landscapes of AsiaLandscapes of AsiaPhotomontagePhotomontage
Hand-painted photographsHand-painted photographsAerial photographyAerial photography
Russia - Russian FederationRussia - Russian FederationAdolescentsAdolescents
VernacularVernacularSri LankaSri Lanka
Agricultural and pastoralAgricultural and pastoralOccupationalOccupational

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Maison Bonfils 
Entrée de la grande pyramide de Chéops 
Albumen print 
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division 
Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-03959 (digital file from original) 

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