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Water and waterfallsWater and waterfallsHand-painted photographsHand-painted photographs
Rivers and streamsRivers and streamsRetouching, colouring and painting kitsRetouching, colouring and painting kits
IndiaIndiaJules Verne: Around the World in Eighty DaysJules Verne: Around the World in Eighty Days
Painting on photographsPainting on photographsExperimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photography
Mt. FujiMt. FujiJapanJapan
NegativesNegativesBackgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregrounds
ScientificScientificRemnants of the Ancient and Classical worldRemnants of the Ancient and Classical world
Photographic studiosPhotographic studiosStudio lightingStudio lighting
FranceFrancePapua New GuineaPapua New Guinea
Mobile studiosMobile studiosCompositionComposition
Fabricated realitiesFabricated realitiesGelatin silver printsGelatin silver prints
Albumen printsAlbumen printsLegsLegs
Salt printsSalt printsInteriors of photographic studiosInteriors of photographic studios
MedicalMedicalPeoples of the worldPeoples of the world
Itinerant photographersItinerant photographersCrimean War (1854-1856)Crimean War (1854-1856)
Expeditions and explorationExpeditions and explorationSelf-portraitsSelf-portraits
SudanSudanPhotographic vans, wagons and carsPhotographic vans, wagons and cars
Anthropology and ethnologyAnthropology and ethnologyMultiple exposuresMultiple exposures
CaliforniaCaliforniaBoer War (1899-1902)Boer War  (1899-1902)
Magic lanternsMagic lanternsSkeletonsSkeletons
ScotlandScotlandCabinet cardsCabinet cards
Identity documents and badgesIdentity documents and badgesSample books and sample boardsSample books and sample boards
FloraFloraLantern slidesLantern slides
EphemeraEphemeraNon-paper objectsNon-paper objects
Still lifeStill lifeTypologiesTypologies
New ZealandNew ZealandPeruPeru
Carte de visiteCarte de visiteCyanotypesCyanotypes
South AfricaSouth AfricaSkullsSkulls
OrientalismOrientalismPhotography assimilated into popular culturePhotography assimilated into popular culture
PhotomontagePhotomontagePhotographing art - sculpturePhotographing art - sculpture
Aerial photographyAerial photographyEventsEvents
TorsosTorsosSocial outsidersSocial outsiders
Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands

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William Henry Jackson 
Photograph of relief map/model of Pueblos at Taos 
1880 (ca) 
Albumen print 
24.5 x 22.6 cm 
George Eastman Museum 
Henry Gannett album, Museum Purchase: 74:0041:0428 

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