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Crimean War (1854-1856)Crimean War (1854-1856)African AmericansAfrican Americans
Albumen printsAlbumen printsOccupationalOccupational
Salt printsSalt printsAlbumsAlbums
Amateur photographyAmateur photographyAbstraction of the realAbstraction of the real
Religious architectureReligious architectureFirst World War (1914-1918)First World War (1914-1918)
Still lifeStill lifeIslamic architectureIslamic architecture
SnapshotsSnapshotsLandscape photography and environmental issuesLandscape photography and environmental issues
Peoples of the worldPeoples of the worldColourColour
American struggles for civil rightsAmerican struggles for civil rightsPortraitPortrait
ParisParisTipped-in photographs in booksTipped-in photographs in books
Non-canonical photographyNon-canonical photographySlavery, abolition and civil rightsSlavery, abolition and civil rights
Aerial photographyAerial photographyChinaChina
Hand-painted photographsHand-painted photographsCalotypists - Great BritainCalotypists - Great Britain
IslamIslamPainting on photographsPainting on photographs
ScotlandScotlandAbstraction of scaleAbstraction of scale
Photo-jewelryPhoto-jewelrySecond Chinese Opium War (1856-1860)Second Chinese Opium War (1856-1860)
Social outsidersSocial outsidersFashionFashion
Artist studies - AcadémiesArtist studies - AcadémiesRussia - Russian FederationRussia - Russian Federation
Exteriors of photographic studiosExteriors of photographic studiosMilitaryMilitary
Civil engineeringCivil engineeringCameraless photographsCameraless photographs
Photograph framesPhotograph framesArchitectureArchitecture
Domesticated animalsDomesticated animalsPhotographer and studio labelsPhotographer and studio labels
Agricultural and pastoralAgricultural and pastoralPhotogenic drawingsPhotogenic drawings
ChristianityChristianityChristian architectureChristian architecture
Landscapes of North AmericaLandscapes of North AmericaMarketingMarketing
Erotica and nudesErotica and nudesPhotographic studiosPhotographic studios
EphemeraEphemeraMental health and psychiatryMental health and psychiatry
TreesTreesRivers and streamsRivers and streams
Interiors of photographic studiosInteriors of photographic studiosCard photographsCard photographs
CelebritiesCelebritiesBackgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregrounds
Publications, books, manuals, journals and magazinesPublications, books, manuals, journals and magazines

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Box camera portrait 
1950s (ca) 
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Afghan Box Camera Project 
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