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Abstraction of the realAbstraction of the realGeologyGeology
PhotomontagePhotomontageExteriors of photographic studiosExteriors of photographic studios
Occupations and rolesOccupations and rolesMountainsMountains
Group portraitsGroup portraitsEgyptEgypt
Objects incorporating photographsObjects incorporating photographsArchaeologyArchaeology
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Daguerreotypists - ChinaDaguerreotypists - ChinaSingaporeSingapore
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Islamic architectureIslamic architecturePainting on photographsPainting on photographs
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TravelTravelExpeditions and explorationExpeditions and exploration
Backgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregroundsMarine and maritimeMarine and maritime
DaguerreotypesDaguerreotypesPhotographic studiosPhotographic studios
TransportationTransportationHand-painted photographsHand-painted photographs
Religious architectureReligious architectureAlbumen printsAlbumen prints
Water transportationWater transportationEarthquakesEarthquakes
FloraFloraExperimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photography
New ZealandNew ZealandAmerican Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)
Fabricated realitiesFabricated realitiesSolomon IslandsSolomon Islands
Rural pathways, tracks, trails and lanesRural pathways, tracks, trails and lanesBotanyBotany
PoliticiansPoliticiansExhibitions and competitionsExhibitions and competitions
Studios on boats and bargesStudios on boats and bargesMovement and motionMovement and motion
PortraitPortraitItinerant photographersItinerant photographers
Mobile studiosMobile studiosAbstraction of lightAbstraction of light

Photograph of the day

Henry Peach Robinson 
Somebody's Coming (study for "Autumn") 
Albumen print, hand-colored 
32.1 x 25.2 cm (12 5/8 x 9 15/16 in.) 
Princeton University Art Museum 
Museum purchase, gift of Mrs. Max Adler, Object Number: x1986-96 

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