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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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Expeditions and explorationExpeditions and explorationThailandThailand
Rooms and their contentsRooms and their contentsRoyaltyRoyalty
Abstraction of the realAbstraction of the realJapanJapan
Landscape photography and environmental issuesLandscape photography and environmental issuesPaper objectsPaper objects
IndiaIndiaObjects incorporating photographsObjects incorporating photographs
MedicalMedicalReligious architectureReligious architecture
Carte de visiteCarte de visiteDaguerreotypesDaguerreotypes
Albumen printsAlbumen printsDaguerreotypists - ChinaDaguerreotypists - China
Sailing shipsSailing shipsBackgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregrounds
YemenYemenOccupations and rolesOccupations and roles
Painting on photographsPainting on photographsMountainsMountains
Peoples of the worldPeoples of the worldHand-painted photographsHand-painted photographs
Group portraitsGroup portraitsShippingShipping
TransportationTransportationWater transportationWater transportation
Cabinet cardsCabinet cardsIslamIslam
ChinaChinaExteriors of photographic studiosExteriors of photographic studios
Characters and occupational typesCharacters and occupational typesPhotographic studiosPhotographic studios
Cityscapes - UrbanCityscapes - UrbanColonialismColonialism
Remnants of the Ancient and Classical worldRemnants of the Ancient and Classical worldIslamic architectureIslamic architecture
Tanzania - United Republic of TanzaniaTanzania - United Republic of TanzaniaReligionsReligions
Marine and maritimeMarine and maritimeItalyItaly
ScientificScientificExperimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photography
American Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)Rural pathways, tracks, trails and lanesRural pathways, tracks, trails and lanes
Fabricated realitiesFabricated realitiesIrelandIreland
Solomon IslandsSolomon IslandsNew ZealandNew Zealand

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Young woman 
Salted paper print, hand-colored 
21 x 15 7/8 ins 
Cornell University Library 

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