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Still lifeStill lifeCzechiaCzechia
Itinerant photographersItinerant photographersDaguerreotypesDaguerreotypes
MarketingMarketingMobile studiosMobile studios
Handbills and broadsidesHandbills and broadsidesOccupationalOccupational
Hand-painted photographsHand-painted photographsAdvertising in newspapersAdvertising in newspapers
ElderlyElderlyPainting on photographsPainting on photographs
Advertising in publicationsAdvertising in publicationsPhotographic vans, wagons and carsPhotographic vans, wagons and cars
Cartes de visiteCartes de visiteCalotypists - IndiaCalotypists - India
MassachusettsMassachusettsJules Verne: Around the World in Eighty DaysJules Verne: Around the World in Eighty Days
Subterranean photographySubterranean photographySalt printsSalt prints
Second World War (1939-1945)Second World War (1939-1945)ChinaChina
Non-canonical photographyNon-canonical photographyPortugalPortugal
Cabinet cardsCabinet cardsPoliticiansPoliticians
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BackmarksBackmarksEthnic and traditional costumesEthnic and traditional costumes
DocumentaryDocumentarySocial outsidersSocial outsiders
Political collage in Weimar GermanyPolitical collage in Weimar GermanyPoetryPoetry
CalotypesCalotypesPaper and waxed paper negativesPaper and waxed paper negatives
Sequences and seriesSequences and seriesPortraitPortrait
Rooms and their contentsRooms and their contentsBackgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregrounds
Peoples of the worldPeoples of the worldScotlandScotland
Calotypists - Great BritainCalotypists - Great BritainIcelandIceland
Photogenic drawingsPhotogenic drawingsIndonesiaIndonesia
African AmericansAfrican AmericansSwedenSweden
Photographing art - paintings and drawingsPhotographing art - paintings and drawingsModernismModernism
AnimalsAnimalsNew YorkNew York
Photographic studiosPhotographic studiosFloraFlora
VegetablesVegetablesSupply houses and suppliesSupply houses and supplies
Film stillsFilm stillsGeologyGeology
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Social life and meeting placesSocial life and meeting placesLandscapeLandscape
Chairs and sofasChairs and sofasMotorcycles and scootersMotorcycles and scooters
Water and waterfallsWater and waterfalls

Photograph of the day

Unidentified photographer 
"President McKinley" Portrait Paper Weight 
1897-1901 (ca) 
5.5 ins; x 13.97 cm (diameter) 
Cornell University Library 
Susan H. Douglas Political Americana Collection, #2214 Rare & Manuscript Collections 

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