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ScientificScientificAnthropology and ethnologyAnthropology and ethnology
Photography assimilated into popular culturePhotography assimilated into popular cultureCarte de visiteCarte de visite
EventsEventsAgricultural and pastoralAgricultural and pastoral
New ZealandNew ZealandPhotographic studiosPhotographic studios
VeniceVeniceGelatin silver printsGelatin silver prints
Text and calligraphyText and calligraphyLand transportationLand transportation
OccupationalOccupationalUrban lifeUrban life
UtahUtahRailroad photograph cars and studios on trainsRailroad photograph cars and studios on trains
Year of Revolutions (1848)Year of Revolutions (1848)PatentsPatents
Genre studiesGenre studiesDaguerreotypesDaguerreotypes
Prehistory of photographyPrehistory of photographyLandscapes of North AmericaLandscapes of North America
Expeditions and explorationExpeditions and explorationCharacters and occupational typesCharacters and occupational types
FloraFloraArtist studies - AcadémiesArtist studies - Académies
ParisParisStill lifeStill life
Experimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photographyNative AmericansNative Americans
DancersDancersCamera obscuraCamera obscura
Jules Verne: Around the World in Eighty DaysJules Verne: Around the World in Eighty DaysCanadaCanada
Stereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsGreeceGreece
BackmarksBackmarksParis Commune (1871)Paris Commune (1871)
Daguerreotypists - AfricaDaguerreotypists - AfricaSurrealismSurrealism
Remnants of the Ancient and Classical worldRemnants of the Ancient and Classical worldJudaismJudaism
Itinerant photographersItinerant photographersCyanotypesCyanotypes
ChildrenChildrenEthnic and traditional costumesEthnic and traditional costumes
ArchaeologyArchaeologyAllegorical photographyAllegorical photography
Social conflictSocial conflictPortraitPortrait
Hand-painted photographsHand-painted photographsLeisureLeisure
Card photographsCard photographsTipped-in photographs and books illustrated with photographsTipped-in photographs and books illustrated with photographs
Occupations and rolesOccupations and rolesJapanJapan
Peoples of the worldPeoples of the worldTravelTravel
Cameraless photographsCameraless photographsPublications, books, manuals, journals and magazinesPublications, books, manuals, journals and magazines
BalustradesBalustradesPhotographing art - sculpturePhotographing art - sculpture
OrientalismOrientalismPainting on photographsPainting on photographs
GeorgiaGeorgiaSocial outsidersSocial outsiders
TreesTreesCabinet cardsCabinet cards
AlgeriaAlgeriaSocial life and meeting placesSocial life and meeting places
JerusalemJerusalemThe Holocaust (1933-1945)The Holocaust (1933-1945)
RailwaysRailwaysThe Pyramids and the SphinxThe Pyramids and the Sphinx
Family lifeFamily lifeInteriors of photographic studiosInteriors of photographic studios
Sports and pastimesSports and pastimesAcropolisAcropolis
History of photographyHistory of photographyComposite and combination printsComposite and combination prints
EyesEyesIsrael and PalestineIsrael and Palestine
LondonLondonMobile studiosMobile studios
The NetherlandsThe NetherlandsSecond World War (1939-1945)Second World War (1939-1945)

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Clarence H. White 
Boys Going to School 
8 1/16 x 6 3/16 ins (20.48 x 15.72 cm) 
Milwaukee Art Museum 
Gift of Douglas C. James in honor of the 100th birthday of his cousin, George F. Kennan M2004.356 

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