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Interiors of photographic studiosInteriors of photographic studiosIdentity documents and badgesIdentity documents and badges
Card photographsCard photographsDenmarkDenmark
Russia - Russian FederationRussia - Russian FederationArchitectureArchitecture
FeetFeetCarte de visiteCarte de visite
Photographic studiosPhotographic studiosExhibitions and competitionsExhibitions and competitions
EyesEyesRetouching, colouring and painting kitsRetouching, colouring and painting kits
Painting on photographsPainting on photographsAfrican AmericansAfrican Americans
TreesTreesAmerican struggles for civil rightsAmerican struggles for civil rights
ArchaeologyArchaeologyDaguerreotypists - USADaguerreotypists - USA
Salt printsSalt printsHand-painted photographsHand-painted photographs
SnapshotsSnapshotsSlavery, abolition and civil rightsSlavery, abolition and civil rights
Experimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photographyExpeditions and explorationExpeditions and exploration
Cabinet cardsCabinet cardsAmerican Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)
Wagons, carts, carriages and buggiesWagons, carts, carriages and buggiesDeadDead
Mobile studiosMobile studiosPhotographic vans, wagons and carsPhotographic vans, wagons and cars
MilitaryMilitaryDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento mori
TypologiesTypologiesLand transportationLand transportation
Group portraitsGroup portraitsWagon trainsWagon trains
Crimean War (1854-1856)Crimean War (1854-1856)Staged photographyStaged photography
Cycling - Penny farthings, high wheelers, boneshakers and bicyclesCycling - Penny farthings, high wheelers, boneshakers and bicyclesCaliforniaCalifornia
South AfricaSouth AfricaJules Verne: Around the World in Eighty DaysJules Verne: Around the World in Eighty Days
World's Fairs and International ExhibitionsWorld's Fairs and International ExhibitionsSudanSudan
Landscapes of North AmericaLandscapes of North AmericaPeoples of the worldPeoples of the world
Copying photographs and copyistsCopying photographs and copyistsCivil engineeringCivil engineering
PhotorealismPhotorealismStill lifeStill life
GuatemalaGuatemalaStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocards
UtahUtahDaguerreotypists - SwitzerlandDaguerreotypists - Switzerland
Anthropology and ethnologyAnthropology and ethnologyRomaniaRomania
Postage stampsPostage stampsFSA - Farm Security AdministrationFSA - Farm Security Administration
EmotionsEmotionsWomen photographersWomen photographers

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C. C. Appleton, A. T. Forbes & N. T. Demetriades 
An apertural view of a newborn shell of Tarebia granifera. 
2009, July 
Scanning electron microscope 
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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. 

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