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Erotica and nudesErotica and nudesPortraitPortrait
ArchitectureArchitectureSalt printsSalt prints
Paper and waxed paper negativesPaper and waxed paper negativesColourColour
Daguerreotypists - GreeceDaguerreotypists - GreeceCarsCars
OccupationalOccupationalNew Objectivity - Neue SachlichkeitNew Objectivity - Neue Sachlichkeit
Land transportationLand transportationAnthropology and ethnologyAnthropology and ethnology
ArchaeologyArchaeologyRemnants of the Ancient and Classical worldRemnants of the Ancient and Classical world
Weimar Germany (1919-1933)Weimar Germany (1919-1933)Carte de visiteCarte de visite
Aerial photographyAerial photographySurveillanceSurveillance
American influences on PictorialismAmerican influences on PictorialismCivil engineeringCivil engineering
Avant-gardeAvant-gardeNew Bauhaus / Art Institute of ChicagoNew Bauhaus / Art Institute of Chicago
SnapshotsSnapshotsLandscape photography and environmental issuesLandscape photography and environmental issues
Domesticated animalsDomesticated animalsPhotographing art - sculpturePhotographing art - sculpture
First World War (1914-1918)First World War (1914-1918)Sailing shipsSailing ships
TibetTibetEarly pictorialist landscape photographyEarly pictorialist landscape photography
StaircasesStaircasesCityscapes - UrbanCityscapes - Urban
LegsLegsNew YorkNew York
CalotypesCalotypesCameraless photographsCameraless photographs
Cycling - Penny farthings, high wheelers, boneshakers and bicyclesCycling - Penny farthings, high wheelers, boneshakers and bicyclesPhotogramsPhotograms
MarketingMarketingExteriors of photographic studiosExteriors of photographic studios
Camera stands and tripodsCamera stands and tripodsAbstractAbstract
Aerial reconnaissance and bombing photographyAerial reconnaissance and bombing photographyRooms and their contentsRooms and their contents
PhotojournalismPhotojournalismBalloons, airships and dirigiblesBalloons, airships and dirigibles
Exhibitions and competitionsExhibitions and competitionsEquivalents, similes and visual metaphorsEquivalents, similes and visual metaphors
Photographic studiosPhotographic studiosChildrenChildren
Non-canonical photographyNon-canonical photographyPropsProps
Photogenic drawingsPhotogenic drawingsVeniceVenice
Still lifeStill lifeFruitsFruits
LandscapeLandscapeAgricultural and pastoralAgricultural and pastoral
Water transportationWater transportationHead rests and posing standsHead rests and posing stands
SurrealismSurrealismAir transportationAir transportation
Sports and pastimesSports and pastimesSignageSignage

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Wilson A. Bentley 
Untitled (Snowflake) 
1905 (ca) 
Gelatin silver print, photomicrograph 
Museum of Photographic Arts 
Museum purchase with funds provided by MoPA Photo Forum, Accession Number: 2010.010.001 

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