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Backgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregroundsMadagascarMadagascar
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Painting on photographsPainting on photographsCalotypists - EgyptCalotypists - Egypt
SnapshotsSnapshotsCivil engineeringCivil engineering
Remnants of the Ancient and Classical worldRemnants of the Ancient and Classical worldFashionFashion
GreeceGreeceSouth AfricaSouth Africa
ItalyItalyExperimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photography
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DaguerreotypesDaguerreotypesPeoples of the worldPeoples of the world
Agricultural and pastoralAgricultural and pastoralRomeRome
EgyptEgyptWater and waterfallsWater and waterfalls
Daguerreotypists - ItalyDaguerreotypists - ItalyCalotypists - ItalyCalotypists - Italy
Tipped-in photographs in booksTipped-in photographs in booksAmerican Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)
AfricaAfricaRetouching, colouring and painting kitsRetouching, colouring and painting kits
Card photographsCard photographsHistory of photographyHistory of photography
Non-canonical photographyNon-canonical photographyExpeditions and explorationExpeditions and exploration
Daguerreotypists - JapanDaguerreotypists - JapanFirst Sino-Japanese (1894-1895)First Sino-Japanese (1894-1895)
Crimean War (1854-1856)Crimean War (1854-1856)Concealment with masks and veilsConcealment with masks and veils
Paper and waxed paper negativesPaper and waxed paper negativesCalotypists - Great BritainCalotypists - Great Britain
Salt printsSalt printsErotica and nudesErotica and nudes
BurmaBurmaAbstraction of the realAbstraction of the real
CambodiaCambodiaDaguerreotypists - EgyptDaguerreotypists - Egypt
Czech RepublicCzech RepublicAvant-gardeAvant-garde
Gelatin silver printsGelatin silver printsIndustrialIndustrial
Carte de visiteCarte de visitePostage stampsPostage stamps
UKUKThe Pyramids and the SphinxThe Pyramids and the Sphinx
Sports and pastimesSports and pastimes

Photograph of the day

William Henry Jackson 
Photograph of relief map/model of Pueblos at Taos 
1880 (ca) 
Albumen print 
24.5 x 22.6 cm 
George Eastman Museum 
Henry Gannett album, Museum Purchase: 74:0041:0428 

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