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quoteLuminous-Lint has been constructed collaboratively over the last decade to share information on the history of photography worldwide. Over 2,500 people, estates and institutions have provided information - with hundreds of continually-improving histories of photography it is unique in the arts.quote 
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Itinerant photographersItinerant photographersNon-paper objectsNon-paper objects
Cityscapes - UrbanCityscapes - UrbanSouth AmericaSouth America
ShippingShippingSailing shipsSailing ships
Erotica and nudesErotica and nudesLandscapes of North AmericaLandscapes of North America
Amateur photographyAmateur photographyKodakKodak
AutochromesAutochromesUrban lifeUrban life
FlowersFlowersHand-painted photographsHand-painted photographs
Painting on photographsPainting on photographsTreesTrees
SeaSeaMarine and maritimeMarine and maritime
Latin AmericaLatin AmericaEphemeraEphemera
Fakes, forgeries, tricks and deceptionsFakes, forgeries, tricks and deceptionsTransportationTransportation
CaliforniaCaliforniaWater transportationWater transportation
Self-portraitsSelf-portraitsCard photographsCard photographs
CollageCollageSocial life of photographsSocial life of photographs
PhotomontagePhotomontageAnthropology and ethnologyAnthropology and ethnology
Characters and occupational typesCharacters and occupational typesCrimean War (1854-1856)Crimean War (1854-1856)
Occupations and rolesOccupations and rolesRussia - Russian FederationRussia - Russian Federation
Women photographersWomen photographersPeoples of the worldPeoples of the world
Prehistory of photographyPrehistory of photographyAwards and medalsAwards and medals
Camera obscuraCamera obscuraBackmarksBackmarks
Drawing and optical devicesDrawing and optical devicesSouth AfricaSouth Africa
Exhibitions and competitionsExhibitions and competitionsHistory of photographyHistory of photography
ArtArtCabinet cardsCabinet cards
StereoscopesStereoscopesTipped-in photographs in booksTipped-in photographs in books
Stroboscopes and stroboscopyStroboscopes and stroboscopyUSAUSA
Stereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsTravelTravel
Movement and motionMovement and motionPhotographic studiosPhotographic studios
DocumentaryDocumentaryCrime and punishmentCrime and punishment
Social life and meeting placesSocial life and meeting placesStreetStreet
Still lifeStill lifeExteriors of photographic studiosExteriors of photographic studios
PrisonsPrisonsSocial outsidersSocial outsiders
Expeditions and explorationExpeditions and explorationOccupationalOccupational
Trade directoriesTrade directoriesSwedenSweden
Racial issuesRacial issuesAmerican struggles for civil rightsAmerican struggles for civil rights
African AmericansAfrican AmericansSignageSignage
Death, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriBackgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregrounds

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