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MilitaryMilitaryCrime and punishmentCrime and punishment
Business and trade cardsBusiness and trade cardsCabinet cardsCabinet cards
CamerasCamerasWet-plate photographyWet-plate photography
Dark tents and dark boxesDark tents and dark boxesColourColour
Stereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsBeachesBeaches
Ice and snowIce and snowPropagandaPropaganda
ArtArtHand-painted photographsHand-painted photographs
StereoscopesStereoscopesPainting on photographsPainting on photographs
ArchaeologyArchaeologyNew YorkNew York
Objects incorporating photographsObjects incorporating photographsRoyaltyRoyalty
Card photographsCard photographsNon-paper objectsNon-paper objects
DocumentaryDocumentaryBackgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregrounds
Experimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photographyLandscapeLandscape
GraffitiGraffitiRemnants of the Ancient and Classical worldRemnants of the Ancient and Classical world
Head rests and posing standsHead rests and posing standsMedicalMedical
PropsPropsCopying photographs and copyistsCopying photographs and copyists
Rustic fences, gates, trees and stumpsRustic fences, gates, trees and stumpsCityscapes - UrbanCityscapes - Urban
Photographing art - paintings and drawingsPhotographing art - paintings and drawingsPhotomontagePhotomontage
TintypesTintypesAnthropology and ethnologyAnthropology and ethnology
Non-canonical photographyNon-canonical photographyCelebritiesCelebrities
PortraitPortraitText and calligraphyText and calligraphy
Native AmericansNative AmericansPaper and waxed paper negativesPaper and waxed paper negatives
EphemeraEphemeraExpeditions and explorationExpeditions and exploration
Ethnic and traditional costumesEthnic and traditional costumesSocial outsidersSocial outsiders
Second World War (1939-1945)Second World War (1939-1945)Tipped-in photographs in booksTipped-in photographs in books
BotanyBotanyErotica and nudesErotica and nudes
American struggles for civil rightsAmerican struggles for civil rightsAlbumen printsAlbumen prints
Slavery, abolition and civil rightsSlavery, abolition and civil rightsArtist studies - AcadémiesArtist studies - Académies
African AmericansAfrican AmericansSelf-portraitsSelf-portraits

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Unidentified photographer 
Algérie. Une Élégante 
1880 (ca) 
Tirage albuminé rehaussé d'époque 
21 x 27 cm 
Photo Verdeau 

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