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Text and calligraphyText and calligraphyTravelTravel
MusiciansMusiciansIconic photographsIconic photographs
Signage and bannersSignage and bannersEgyptEgypt
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Artist studies - AcadémiesArtist studies - AcadémiesLondonLondon
Remnants of the Ancient and Classical worldRemnants of the Ancient and Classical worldCameraless photographsCameraless photographs
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MoroccoMoroccoStill lifeStill life
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TunisiaTunisiaForest of FontainebleauForest of Fontainebleau
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Syria - Syrian Arab RepublicSyria - Syrian Arab RepublicAgricultural and pastoralAgricultural and pastoral
Crime and punishmentCrime and punishmentOccupationalOccupational
Imprimerie photographique Blanquart-EvrardImprimerie photographique Blanquart-EvrardAlgeriaAlgeria

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Richard Throssel 
Untitled (Smoking Cigarette) 
1910 (ca) 
Gelatin silver print 
Museum of Photographic Arts 
Gift of Graham and Susan Nash, Accession Number: 2002.040.008 

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