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Interiors of photographic studiosInteriors of photographic studiosDaguerreotypesDaguerreotypes
Hand-painted photographsHand-painted photographsGlobal trends in PictorialismGlobal trends in Pictorialism
Fine art photomontageFine art photomontagePainting on photographsPainting on photographs
Russia - Russian FederationRussia - Russian FederationAstronomyAstronomy
Photographic studiosPhotographic studiosDaguerreotypists - USADaguerreotypists - USA
Card photographsCard photographsTypologiesTypologies
Photograph framesPhotograph framesAerial photographyAerial photography
Daguerreotypists - Great BritainDaguerreotypists - Great BritainArtArt
Experimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photographyPictorialismPictorialism
MilitaryMilitarySecond World War (1939-1945)Second World War (1939-1945)
FloraFloraRural pathways, tracks, trails and lanesRural pathways, tracks, trails and lanes
The Holocaust (1933-1945)The Holocaust (1933-1945)GermanyGermany
ForestsForestsBackgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregrounds
Water and waterfallsWater and waterfallsLandscapeLandscape
Agricultural and pastoralAgricultural and pastoralCrime and punishmentCrime and punishment
Social life of photographsSocial life of photographsGelatin silver printsGelatin silver prints
American Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)Balloons, airships and dirigiblesBalloons, airships and dirigibles
Abstraction of the realAbstraction of the realSeaSea
TreesTreesCabinet cardsCabinet cards
Fakes, forgeries, tricks and deceptionsFakes, forgeries, tricks and deceptionsAutochromesAutochromes
Using different viewpointsUsing different viewpointsCamerasCameras
Domesticated animalsDomesticated animalsIndustrialIndustrial
ColourColourHistory of photographyHistory of photography
PropsPropsAir transportationAir transportation
Early pictorialist landscape photographyEarly pictorialist landscape photographyErotica and nudesErotica and nudes
Columns, plinths and pedestalsColumns, plinths and pedestalsStudio necessitiesStudio necessities
Marine and maritimeMarine and maritimeArtistsArtists
WashingtonWashingtonIllustrated magazinesIllustrated magazines
Photographing art - sculpturePhotographing art - sculptureCaliforniaCalifornia
Landscapes of North AmericaLandscapes of North AmericaParisParis
Eiffel TowerEiffel TowerStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocards
Non-canonical photographyNon-canonical photographyDeadDead
World's Fairs and International ExhibitionsWorld's Fairs and International ExhibitionsDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento mori
Anthropology and ethnologyAnthropology and ethnologyReligious architectureReligious architecture

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Philippe Halsman 
Dali's Moustache 
1959 (taken, later print) 
Private collection of Henri van der Tol 

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