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Salt printsSalt printsAmateur photographyAmateur photography
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Aerial photographyAerial photographyChinaChina
Hand-painted photographsHand-painted photographsCalotypists - Great BritainCalotypists - Great Britain
Painting on photographsPainting on photographsSecond Chinese Opium War (1856-1860)Second Chinese Opium War (1856-1860)
Abstraction of scaleAbstraction of scaleTravelTravel
Social outsidersSocial outsidersCivil engineeringCivil engineering
Artist studies - AcadémiesArtist studies - AcadémiesExteriors of photographic studiosExteriors of photographic studios
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Mental health and psychiatryMental health and psychiatryEphemeraEphemera
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Publications, books, manuals, journals and magazinesPublications, books, manuals, journals and magazines

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Southworth & Hawes 
Charlotte Saunders Cushman 
1855 (ca) 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
Gift of Edward Southworth Hawes in memory of his father Josiah Johnson Hawes, Accession No: 43.1410 

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