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American Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)TintypesTintypes
PhotographersPhotographersExpeditions and explorationExpeditions and exploration
NatureNatureRustic fences, gates, trees and stumpsRustic fences, gates, trees and stumps
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First World War (1914-1918)First World War (1914-1918)Cabinet cardsCabinet cards
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Dark tents and dark boxesDark tents and dark boxesEgyptEgypt
Advertising in newspapersAdvertising in newspapersJules Verne: Around the World in Eighty DaysJules Verne: Around the World in Eighty Days
CloudsCloudsWet-plate photographyWet-plate photography
Composite and combination printsComposite and combination printsWater and waterfallsWater and waterfalls
InsectsInsectsThe Pyramids and the SphinxThe Pyramids and the Sphinx
Fakes, forgeries, tricks and deceptionsFakes, forgeries, tricks and deceptionsGroup portraitsGroup portraits
Climate and weatherClimate and weatherArtArt
GardensGardensChristian architectureChristian architecture
Still lifeStill lifeMountainsMountains
Abstraction of the realAbstraction of the realBackmarksBackmarks
Photography assimilated into popular culturePhotography assimilated into popular cultureExteriors of photographic studiosExteriors of photographic studios
MarketingMarketingImprimerie photographique Blanquart-EvrardImprimerie photographique Blanquart-Evrard
Tipped-in photographs and books illustrated with photographsTipped-in photographs and books illustrated with photographsCard photographsCard photographs
Photographic studiosPhotographic studiosJapanJapan
Albumen printsAlbumen printsSports and pastimesSports and pastimes
TurkeyTurkeyIsrael and PalestineIsrael and Palestine
AlbumsAlbumsSupply houses and suppliesSupply houses and supplies
Islamic architectureIslamic architectureMemoryMemory
Religious architectureReligious architecture

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Pierre-Ambroise Richebourg 
Barricades de la Commune, avril 71. Coin de la place Hotel de Ville & de la rue de Rivoli 
Albumen silver print 
10.6 x 10 cm (4 3/16 x 3 15/16 ins) 
Metropolitan Museum of Art 
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1998, Accession Number: 1998.334.1 

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