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Visual indexes

A way of exploring photography through significant photographs and novel connections. To get a sense of what is possible try any link or photograph. 
  
Thematic Connections • Occupationals • Themes • Geography • Ethnic groups and races • Events • Equipment and supplies • Photobooks • Techniques • Private collections
 
  
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Exploring by Date

Using Visual Indexes you can explore a single year in the history of photography to see photographs, advertisements, illustrations and book covers. 
  
1839 1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848  
1849 1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858  
1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868  
1869 1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878  
1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888  
1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898  
1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908  
1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918  
1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928  
1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938  
1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948  
1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958  
1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968  
1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978  
1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988  
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998  
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008  
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 

 
  

Exploring by Technique

There are many ways of exploring including key Techniques and common ones include... 
  
Cliché-verreDaguerreotypesSalt prints
Albumen printsAmbrotypesCarte de visite
Cabinet cardsTintypesStereoviews
AutochromeColourReal photo postcards
 
  
For example Daguerreotypes will give you the starting points below... 
  
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Daguerreotypes 
Advertising
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Daguerreotypes 
Announcement of discovery and Daguerreotypomania
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Daguerreotypes 
Business cards
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Daguerreotypes 
Cameras
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Daguerreotypes 
Contemporary
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Daguerreotypes 
Equipment
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Daguerreotypes 
Hallmarks
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Daguerreotypes 
Instruction
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Daguerreotypes 
Labels
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Daguerreotypes 
Manuals
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Daguerreotypes 
Packaging
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Daguerreotypes 
Painted
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Daguerreotypes 
Photograph frames
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Daguerreotypes 
Plates
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Daguerreotypes 
Stereo
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Art
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Charitable causes
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Cityscapes
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Copies
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Daguerreotypomania
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Erotica
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Ethnic
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Events
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Exteriors
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Landscape
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Military
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Multiple images
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Objects
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Occupationals
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Photographers
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Photographic studios
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Photographica
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Portrait
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Daguerreotypes: Themes: Portrait 
Actors
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Daguerreotypes: Themes: Portrait 
African Americans
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Daguerreotypes: Themes: Portrait 
Artists
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Daguerreotypes: Themes: Portrait 
Celebrities
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Daguerreotypes: Themes: Portrait 
Native Americans
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Daguerreotypes: Themes: Portrait 
Self-portraits
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Post-mortem
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Scientific
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Sports and pastimes
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Still life
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Daguerreotypes: Themes 
Strange
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Daguerreotypes 
Vignettes
 

 

Examples of using Visual indexes

As the connections within the Visual Indexes expand this will become an educational and thought-provoking research aid. There are many fresh ways of establishing linkages between photographs from all periods and using different techniques. Enjoy. 
  
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LL/31814
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LL/6963
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LL/32922
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LL/35311
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LL/40625
 
  
The indexes are linked into over 600 online exhibitions and so you can go as deep as you like.

 
  

Exploring by Geography

Here you can explore photographs taken at specific locations. The benefit of this approach is that you can see multiple photographs of the same location revealing different stylistic approaches. 
  
EgyptItaly
GreeceGreece: Athens: Acropolis: Parthenon
Italy: Rome: Castel S. AngeloIsrael and Palestine
IndiaUK: Scotland: Edinburgh: Scott Monument
 
Using these you can go down to the level of cities and in some cases individual buildings. 
For example Egypt has the following starting points...

 
  
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Egypt 
Abu Simbel
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Egypt 
Abydos
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Egypt 
Alexandria
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Egypt 
Cairo
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Egypt: Cairo 
Cemeteries and tombs
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Egypt 
Cleopatra's Needle
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Egypt 
Colossi of Memnon
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Egypt 
Dendara
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Egypt 
Edfou
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Egypt 
First and Second Cataracts of the Nile
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Egypt 
Karnak
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Egypt 
Kom Ombo
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Egypt 
Luxor
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Egypt 
Monastery of Saint Catherine
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Egypt 
Philae
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Egypt 
Post Said
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Egypt 
Pyramid of Djoser (Zoser)
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Egypt 
Sinai
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Egypt: Sinai 
Wadi el Mukattab
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Egypt 
Suez Canal
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Egypt 
The Nile
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Egypt 
The Pyramids
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Egypt: The Pyramids 
Climbing
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Egypt 
The Sphinx
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Egypt 
Thebes
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Egypt: Thebes 
Medinet Habu - Medinet Haboo (Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III)
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Egypt 
Valley of the Kings
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Egypt 
Wall art, bas-relief and graffiti
 
  
 
  
 
  
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