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Salt printsSalt printsRooms and their contentsRooms and their contents
Stereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsFashionFashion
Rivers and streamsRivers and streamsPortraitPortrait
Experimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photographyWashingtonWashington
Eiffel TowerEiffel TowerFashion 1990-2000Fashion 1990-2000
Water and waterfallsWater and waterfallsPanoramasPanoramas
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Erotica and nudesErotica and nudesAbstraction of lightAbstraction of light
AntarcticaAntarcticaStill lifeStill life
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Wet-plate photographyWet-plate photographyCarte de visiteCarte de visite
Dark tents and dark boxesDark tents and dark boxesItinerant photographersItinerant photographers
ModernismModernismAbstraction of the realAbstraction of the real
LandscapeLandscapeDaguerreotypists - FranceDaguerreotypists - France
Cameraless photographsCameraless photographsNicaraguaNicaragua
RailwaysRailwaysIce and snowIce and snow
SolarizationSolarizationFabricated realitiesFabricated realities
Cityscapes - UrbanCityscapes - UrbanLand transportationLand transportation
FruitsFruitsCold War (1945-1991)Cold War (1945-1991)
Dusseldorf SchoolDusseldorf SchoolComposite portraitsComposite portraits
Expeditions and explorationExpeditions and explorationFamily lifeFamily life
New Bauhaus / Art Institute of ChicagoNew Bauhaus / Art Institute of ChicagoAerial reconnaissance and bombing photographyAerial reconnaissance and bombing photography
KenyaKenyaIsrael and PalestineIsrael and Palestine
NigeriaNigeriaSri LankaSri Lanka
CubaCubaAerial photographyAerial photography
IranIranFirst World War (1914-1918)First World War (1914-1918)
CliffsCliffsDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento moriDeath, post-mortem, memorial portraiture and memento mori
American Civil War (1861-1865)American Civil War (1861-1865)Hand-painted photographsHand-painted photographs
Photography assimilated into popular culturePhotography assimilated into popular cultureMobile studiosMobile studios
Backgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregroundsRetouching, colouring and painting kitsRetouching, colouring and painting kits

Photograph of the day

Adolfo Farsari 
102 Carrying Children 
1886 (ca) 
Albumen print, watercolor images in margins 
24.5 x 19.8 cm (9 5/8 x 7 13/16 ins) 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf, Accession No: 2004.269.44 

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