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South AfricaSouth AfricaAmerican Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)
Christian architectureChristian architectureBackmarksBackmarks
Photographing art - sculpturePhotographing art - sculptureChristianityChristianity
Vatican City - Holy SeeVatican City - Holy SeeArchaeologyArchaeology
RomeRomeAwards and medalsAwards and medals
Multiple exposuresMultiple exposuresText and calligraphyText and calligraphy
AmbrotypesAmbrotypesSports and pastimesSports and pastimes
Ethnic and traditional costumesEthnic and traditional costumesPortraitPortrait
CollageCollageCartes de visiteCartes de visite
Paper objectsPaper objectsPainting on photographsPainting on photographs
Cabinet cardsCabinet cardsOccupations and rolesOccupations and roles
Objects incorporating photographsObjects incorporating photographsPhotomontagePhotomontage
OccupationalOccupationalExhibitions and competitionsExhibitions and competitions
Hand-painted photographsHand-painted photographsAlgeriaAlgeria
Jules Verne: Around the World in Eighty DaysJules Verne: Around the World in Eighty DaysColourColour
Peoples of the worldPeoples of the worldLines and shapesLines and shapes
Fakes, forgeries, tricks and deceptionsFakes, forgeries, tricks and deceptionsMemoryMemory
First World War (1914-1918)First World War (1914-1918)AstronomyAstronomy
Non-paper objectsNon-paper objectsWorld's Fairs and International ExhibitionsWorld's Fairs and International Exhibitions
Photographic studiosPhotographic studiosJudaismJudaism
IslamIslamCrimean War (1854-1856)Crimean War (1854-1856)
Tipped-in photographs and books illustrated with photographsTipped-in photographs and books illustrated with photographsSocial life of photographsSocial life of photographs
Photographing celebritiesPhotographing celebritiesOpera singersOpera singers
Civil engineeringCivil engineeringSkullsSkulls
AcropolisAcropolisInteriors of photographic studiosInteriors of photographic studios
Remnants of the Ancient and Classical worldRemnants of the Ancient and Classical worldMagic lanternsMagic lanterns
Abstraction of the realAbstraction of the realRooms and their contentsRooms and their contents
Religious architectureReligious architectureCityscapes - UrbanCityscapes - Urban
Stereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsAlbumsAlbums
Dating photographsDating photographsArchitectureArchitecture
Islamic architectureIslamic architecture

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Afghan box camera project photographer 
Inside the box camera of Abdul Satar 
2011, April 
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Afghan Box Camera Project 
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