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Rivers and streamsRivers and streamsReligious architectureReligious architecture
Death, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriRussia - Russian FederationRussia - Russian Federation
Christian architectureChristian architecturePortraitPortrait
ReligionsReligionsCabinet cardsCabinet cards
Cartes de visiteCartes de visiteJapanJapan
DeadDeadWater and waterfallsWater and waterfalls
First World War (1914-1918)First World War (1914-1918)SeashellsSeashells
Rural pathways, tracks, trails and lanesRural pathways, tracks, trails and lanesMountainsMountains
Ice and snowIce and snowDaguerreotypesDaguerreotypes
Forest of FontainebleauForest of FontainebleauTreesTrees
FranceFranceDomesticated animalsDomesticated animals
Agricultural and pastoralAgricultural and pastoralIndiaIndia
ArtArtSalt printsSalt prints
Czech RepublicCzech RepublicTravelTravel
Experimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photographyRetouching, colouring and painting kitsRetouching, colouring and painting kits
Painting on photographsPainting on photographsCityscapes - UrbanCityscapes - Urban
PhotomicroscopyPhotomicroscopyHand-painted photographsHand-painted photographs
ArchitectureArchitectureText and calligraphyText and calligraphy
Camera obscuraCamera obscuraFloraFlora
Photography assimilated into popular culturePhotography assimilated into popular culturePrisonsPrisons
ArtistsArtistsCivil engineeringCivil engineering
TintypesTintypesAmerican struggles for civil rightsAmerican struggles for civil rights
Stereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsRacial issuesRacial issues
Cold War (1945-1991)Cold War (1945-1991)RefugeesRefugees
Political collage from 1970 onwardsPolitical collage from 1970 onwardsLandscapes of North AmericaLandscapes of North America
Women photographersWomen photographersThe Holocaust (1933-1945)The Holocaust (1933-1945)
American Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)PropsProps
Fabricated realitiesFabricated realitiesSecond World War (1939-1945)Second World War (1939-1945)

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Mathew B. Brady 
Elk-Horn Chair, Presented to President Lincoln, Nov. 26, 1864, by Seth Kinman, the California Hunter and Trapper 
Carte de visite 
Creative Commons - Wikipedia 
Original uploader was Smallbones at en.wikipedia 

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