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Paper and waxed paper negativesPaper and waxed paper negativesPhotogenic drawingsPhotogenic drawings
CalotypesCalotypesSalt printsSalt prints
Carte de visiteCarte de visiteBackmarksBackmarks
AfricaAfricaExpeditions and explorationExpeditions and exploration
Libya - Libyan Arab JamahiriyaLibya - Libyan Arab JamahiriyaStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocards
ChristianityChristianityCabinet cardsCabinet cards
Non-canonical photographyNon-canonical photographyIndiaIndia
Camera stands and tripodsCamera stands and tripodsHumourHumour
PhotographersPhotographersAfrican AmericansAfrican Americans
Photography assimilated into popular culturePhotography assimilated into popular culturePhotoboothsPhotobooths
Backgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregroundsLand transportationLand transportation
Motorcycles and scootersMotorcycles and scootersPanoramasPanoramas
Fabricated realitiesFabricated realitiesChairs and sofasChairs and sofas
Albumen printsAlbumen printsPropsProps
CloudsCloudsOccupations and rolesOccupations and roles
Experimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photographyAwards and medalsAwards and medals
EvidenceEvidencePainting on photographsPainting on photographs
History of photographyHistory of photographyMarketingMarketing
Columns, plinths and pedestalsColumns, plinths and pedestalsArchitectureArchitecture
OrientalismOrientalismProcess and productProcess and product
Prehistory of photographyPrehistory of photographyRoyaltyRoyalty
ThailandThailandDating photographsDating photographs
Photographic studiosPhotographic studiosBackBack
Syria - Syrian Arab RepublicSyria - Syrian Arab RepublicTypologiesTypologies
Photochromes - PhotochromsPhotochromes - PhotochromsGenre studiesGenre studies
Anthropology and ethnologyAnthropology and ethnologyWorld's Fairs and International ExhibitionsWorld's Fairs and International Exhibitions
Hand-painted photographsHand-painted photographsNative AmericansNative Americans
Water transportationWater transportationDancersDancers
IslamIslamExteriors of photographic studiosExteriors of photographic studios
BotanyBotanySailing shipsSailing ships
UzbekistanUzbekistanStreet photographersStreet photographers
Characters and occupational typesCharacters and occupational typesJapanJapan
Social outsidersSocial outsidersKazakhstanKazakhstan

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Willi Ruge / Jan Tschichold 
Film und Foto 
Poster, offset lithograph 
33 x 23 1/8 ins (84 x 58.5 cm) 
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York 

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