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Civil engineeringCivil engineeringStill lifeStill life
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Women photographersWomen photographersAbstractAbstract
Death, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriArtArt
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SpainSpainPainting on photographsPainting on photographs
Peoples of the worldPeoples of the worldRailroad photograph cars and studios on trainsRailroad photograph cars and studios on trains
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American Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)TornadosTornados
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AerialAerialCircus performers and workersCircus performers and workers
Authors, playwrights and poetsAuthors, playwrights and poetsActorsActors
Russia - Russian FederationRussia - Russian FederationWeatherWeather
Photographic vans, wagons and carsPhotographic vans, wagons and carsJudaismJudaism
Carte de visiteCarte de visiteSportsSports
Studio necessitiesStudio necessitiesPhotographic studiosPhotographic studios

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Kohei Yoshiyuki 
Book cover for Kohei Yoshiyuki, 1980, Document Koen/Document Park (Tokyo: Seven Sha) 
Book cover 
Bassenge Photography Auctions 
Courtesy of Bassenge, 19th-21st Century Photography, 6 June 2012, Lot: 4442 

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