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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.quote 
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Fashion 1960-1970Fashion 1960-1970Mixed mediaMixed media
Fashion 1980-1990Fashion 1980-1990Still lifeStill life
Backgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregroundsGenderGender
SurrealismSurrealismCameraless photographsCameraless photographs
Bizarre still lifesBizarre still lifesWeimar Germany (1919-1933)Weimar Germany (1919-1933)
FeetFeetPainting on photographsPainting on photographs
Women photographersWomen photographersAvant-gardeAvant-garde
LightningLightningText and calligraphyText and calligraphy
Second World War (1939-1945)Second World War (1939-1945)ChildrenChildren
Agricultural and pastoralAgricultural and pastoralMagic lanternsMagic lanterns
ArtArtMovement and motionMovement and motion
South AfricaSouth AfricaPropsProps
Sri LankaSri LankaFakes, forgeries, tricks and deceptionsFakes, forgeries, tricks and deceptions
LeisureLeisureLinked Ring BrotherhoodLinked Ring Brotherhood
Publications, books, manuals, journals and magazinesPublications, books, manuals, journals and magazinesEnglandEngland
MilitaryMilitaryEarliest war photographs (1840-1870)Earliest war photographs (1840-1870)
EquipmentEquipmentMobile studiosMobile studios
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)HandsHands
Lantern slidesLantern slidesPhotogrammetryPhotogrammetry
Photographic vans, wagons and carsPhotographic vans, wagons and carsPoliticiansPoliticians
Domesticated animalsDomesticated animalsStreetStreet
Italian Risorgimento (1849-1871)Italian Risorgimento (1849-1871)New YorkNew York
Street photographersStreet photographersFloraFlora
TreesTreesHistory of photographyHistory of photography
EmotionsEmotionsMultiple exposuresMultiple exposures
IndustrialIndustrialArtist studies - AcadémiesArtist studies - Académies
Tipped-in photographs in booksTipped-in photographs in booksGreeceGreece
Occupations and rolesOccupations and rolesSolarizationSolarization
PhotojournalismPhotojournalismFashion 1950-1960Fashion 1950-1960

Photograph of the day

Emma Schenson (1827-1913) 
Memorials of Linnaeus 
[Memorials of Linnaeus] 
Albumen print, from glass negative 
18.2 x 14 cm 
Victoria and Albert Museum 
Museum number: 72:384 

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