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Photography: The World Through the Lens
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Photography: The World Through the Lens assembles collections of photographs, photograph albums, photographically illustrated books and texts on the early history of photography from libraries and archives from across the globe.  Some images are well-known while many have rarely been viewed.  Photography: The World Through the Lens delivers photographs from Britain, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.  Key areas of research covered include: 

  • Exploration and travel
  • Empire, colonization, and life in colonized regions
  • Topography and archaeology
  • Daily life in the nineteenth century in countries across the globe
  • People and portraiture
  • Science, medicine, and criminology
  • Photography as reproduction of art works
  • Key events and wars


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