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Photographic studiosPhotographic studiosPhotomontagePhotomontage
Exteriors of photographic studiosExteriors of photographic studiosVernacularVernacular
Copying photographs and copyistsCopying photographs and copyistsPortraitPortrait
EphemeraEphemeraHand-painted photographsHand-painted photographs
PropsPropsCard photographsCard photographs
PatriotismPatriotismPainting on photographsPainting on photographs
ChildrenChildrenBackgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregrounds
Carte de visiteCarte de visiteGreeceGreece
AlbumsAlbumsStill lifeStill life
Head rests and posing standsHead rests and posing standsCabinet cardsCabinet cards
HumourHumourMultiple exposuresMultiple exposures
OccupationalOccupationalFakes, forgeries, tricks and deceptionsFakes, forgeries, tricks and deceptions
Albumen printsAlbumen printsCommercialCommercial
IndiaIndiaAgricultural and pastoralAgricultural and pastoral
Circus performers and workersCircus performers and workersExperimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photography
Social outsidersSocial outsidersMountainsMountains
MedicalMedicalDomesticated animalsDomesticated animals
AmbrotypesAmbrotypesEthnic and traditional costumesEthnic and traditional costumes
Peoples of the worldPeoples of the worldAbstraction of lightAbstraction of light
Social life of photographsSocial life of photographsToysToys
Avant-gardeAvant-gardePhotograph framesPhotograph frames
LandscapeLandscapeNon-paper objectsNon-paper objects
Anthropology and ethnologyAnthropology and ethnologyStreetStreet
North American Indian Wars (1860-1900)North American Indian Wars (1860-1900)Mobile studiosMobile studios
Native AmericansNative AmericansTentsTents
First World War (1914-1918)First World War (1914-1918)ArtArt
Modoc War (1872-1873)Modoc War (1872-1873)Death, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento mori

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John Herschel 
Cascade D' Enfer. Val de Lys. Bagneres de Luchon 
Camera Lucida drawing 
Museum of Photographic Arts 
Gift of Susan and Graham Nash, Accession Number: 2002.040.042 

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