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Cased photographsCased photographsRoyaltyRoyalty
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Balloons, airships and dirigiblesBalloons, airships and dirigiblesCubaCuba

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Alvin Langdon Coburn 
Vortograph No. 8 
Gelatin silver print 
11 x 8 3/8 ins (27.94 x 21.27 cm) 
Milwaukee Art Museum 
Purchase, with funds from the Argosy Foundation M2006.7 

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