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Photogenic drawingsPhotogenic drawingsSalt printsSalt prints
CalotypesCalotypesPaper and waxed paper negativesPaper and waxed paper negatives
Retouching, colouring and painting kitsRetouching, colouring and painting kitsGenre studiesGenre studies
Backgrounds and foregroundsBackgrounds and foregroundsArchaeologyArchaeology
PortraitPortraitProcess and productProcess and product
Prehistory of photographyPrehistory of photographyWorld's Fairs and International ExhibitionsWorld's Fairs and International Exhibitions
Hand-painted photographsHand-painted photographsBotanyBotany
Dating photographsDating photographsWater transportationWater transportation
AustraliaAustraliaStreet photographersStreet photographers
Cabinet cardsCabinet cardsSailing shipsSailing ships
Stereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsStereoviews, stereographs and stereocardsSyria - Syrian Arab RepublicSyria - Syrian Arab Republic
History of photographyHistory of photographyIndonesiaIndonesia
Characters and occupational typesCharacters and occupational typesFlowersFlowers
Second World War (1939-1945)Second World War (1939-1945)Israel and PalestineIsrael and Palestine
OrientalismOrientalismAnthropology and ethnologyAnthropology and ethnology
ThailandThailandNative AmericansNative Americans
Fabricated realitiesFabricated realitiesDancersDancers
UzbekistanUzbekistanNew ZealandNew Zealand
IndiaIndiaIslamic architectureIslamic architecture
TintypesTintypesCard photographsCard photographs
Painting on photographsPainting on photographsPropsProps
Social outsidersSocial outsidersReligionsReligions
Exteriors of photographic studiosExteriors of photographic studiosJerusalemJerusalem
Peoples of the worldPeoples of the worldSedan chairs - KagoSedan chairs - Kago
Experimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photographyAwards and medalsAwards and medals
PanamaPanamaSample books and sample boardsSample books and sample boards
DaguerreotypesDaguerreotypesColumns, plinths and pedestalsColumns, plinths and pedestals
Chairs and sofasChairs and sofasOccupations and rolesOccupations and roles
Christian architectureChristian architectureTurkeyTurkey
LebanonLebanonExhibitions and competitionsExhibitions and competitions
Photographic studiosPhotographic studiosColonialismColonialism
SudanSudanPhotochromes - PhotochromsPhotochromes - Photochroms
Remnants of the Ancient and Classical worldRemnants of the Ancient and Classical worldBoats, canoes and kayaksBoats, canoes and kayaks
PatentsPatentsSocial life of photographsSocial life of photographs
EgyptEgyptExpeditions and explorationExpeditions and exploration

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Willi Ruge / Jan Tschichold 
Film und Foto 
Poster, offset lithograph 
33 x 23 1/8 ins (84 x 58.5 cm) 
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York 

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