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    Gardiners River Hot Springs, Diana's Baths

    William Henry Jackson
    American, 1843-1942
    Gardiners River Hot Springs, Diana’s Baths, U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories, 1871
    Albumen print
    15.6 x 21.6 cm (6 1/8 x 8 inches)
    Jesse Metcalf Fund 76.100

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    Button with portrait of a young man

    Unknown artist, American
    Button with portrait of a young man, mid to late 19th century
    Tintype with hand tinting
    Image: 1 cm (3/8 inches) (diameter)
    Gift of Christopher Monkhouse 83.190.2

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    Melrose Abbey

    Francis Frith
    British, 1822-1898
    Melrose Abbey, ca. 1860
    Albumen print
    16.2 x 21 cm (6 3/8 x 8 5/16 inches)
    Transfer from the RISD Library 84.054.26

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    Portrait of a woman

    W.H. Barstow Studio
    American
    Portrait of a woman, mid-19th century
    Ambrotype with hand tinting
    Plate: 6.4 x 5.1 cm (2 1/2 x 2 inches)
    Museum Collection 1988.056

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    Panorama from the Clock Tower of St. Mark’s

    Carlo Ponti
    Italian, ca. 1823-1893
    Panorama from the Clock Tower of St. Mark’s, ca. 1860s
    albumen print
    24.9 x 34.9 cm (9 13/16 x 13 3/4 inches)
    Transfer from the RISD Library 84.054.52

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    Water Rhyolites, Near Logan Springs, Nevada

    Timothy O’Sullivan
    American, 1840-1882
    Water Rhyolites, Near Logan Springs, Nevada, Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian, 1871
    Albumen print
    Image: 20.3 x 27.5 cm (8 x 10 13/16 inches)
    Jesse Metcalf Fund 77.022

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    Melrose Abbey: The East End

    Francis Frith
    British, 1822-1898
    Melrose Abbey: The East End, ca. 1860
    Albumen print
    16 x 20.6 cm (6 5/16 x 8 1/8 inches)
    Transfer from the RISD Library 84.054.27

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    Portrait of Isabel Homer Pegram as a young girl

    Unknown artist, American
    Portrait of Isabel Homer Pegram as a young girl, ca. 1850
    Daguerreotype
    9.5 x 8.3 cm (3 13/16 x 3 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Newcomer 1999.44.15

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    Portrait of Mrs. Emily Mason

    A.E. Alden
    American, fl. 1875-1900
    Portrait of Mrs. Emily Mason, ca. 1870s
    Hand colored tintype
    Plate: 5.7 x 4.1 cm (2 1/4 x 1 5/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 1988.031.2

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    Portrait of a Young Boy

    A.E. Alden
    American, fl. 1875-1900
    Portrait of a Young Boy, ca. 1870s
    Hand colored tintype
    8.9 x 5.1 cm (3 1/2 x 2 inches)
    Anonymous gift 1988.031.1

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    Portrait of Charles Baudelaire

    Étienne Carjat
    French, 1828-1906
    Goupil, publisher
    Portrait of Charles Baudelaire, from the series “Galerie contemporaine”, ca. 1863
    Woodburytype
    Image/sheet: 23.4 x 18.3 cm (9 3/16 x 7 3/16 inches)
    Edgar J. Lownes Fund 75.070

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    Perched Rock, Rocker Creek, Arizona

    William H. Bell
    American, 1830 - 1910
    Perched Rock, Rocker Creek, Arizona, Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian, 1872
    Albumen print
    Image: 27.5 x 20.3 cm (10 13/16 x 8 inches)
    Jesse Metcalf Fund 77.023

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    Portrait of Eliza Radeke

    Unknown artist, American
    Portrait of Eliza Radeke
    Silver print
    34.5 x 27.6 cm (13 5/8 x 10 7/8 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 1994.002

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    Tanjore, Great Pagoda, Great Bull as Viewed on Passing through the Last Gopurum

    Linnaeus Tripe
    English, 1822-1902
    Tanjore, Great Pagoda, Great Bull as Viewed on Passing through the Last Gopurum, plate 10, 1858, from the album Photographic Views in Tanjore and Trivady, 1860
    Albumen print from waxed paper negative
    Image: 29.1 x 36.7 cm (11 7/16 x 14 7/16 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 77.024

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    Rue du Caire—Quartier Toulon 71

    Felix Bonfils
    French, 1831-1885
    Rue du Caire—Quartier Toulon 71, ca. 1870s
    Albumen print from glass negative
    27.9 x 21.6 cm (11 x 8 1/2 inches)
    Transfer from the RISD Library 84.054.40

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    Cape Horn, Columbia River

    Carleton Watkins
    American, 1829-1916
    Cape Horn, Columbia River, 1867
    Albumen print
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 1987.010

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    Christabel

    Julia Margaret Cameron
    English, 1815-1879
    Christabel, ca. 1870
    Albumen print
    Image: 31.8 x 24.8 cm (12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 75.091

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    Portrait of a deceased child

    Unknown artist, American
    Portrait of a deceased child, mid-19th century
    Tintype with hand tinting
    Plate: 6.4 x 5.1 cm (2 1/2 x 2 inches)
    Anonymous gift 1988.075.3

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    Fountain Geyser Crater (Yellowstone National Park)

    William Henry Jackson
    American, 1843-1942
    Fountain Geyser Crater (Yellowstone National Park), U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories, 1871
    Albumen print stereograph
    Image: 9.2 x 7.5 cm (3 5/8 x 2 15/16 inches) (each)
    Mr. and Mrs. Julius Bloom Photography Fund 77.030

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    Still Life

    Roger Fenton
    English, 1819-1869
    Still Life, 1860-1862
    Albumen print from glass negative
    Sheet: 43.8 x 80.6 cm (17 1/4 x 31 3/4 inches)
    Jesse Metcalf Fund 80.097

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    Flirtation Walk

    Mathew B. Brady
    American, 1823-1896
    Flirtation Walk, West Point Views, ca. 1865
    Albumen print stereograph
    Mount: 8.3 x 17.1 cm (3 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches)
    Anonymous gift 83.166

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    Alpine landscape with figures

    Unknown artist, British
    Alpine landscape with figures, ca. 1860
    Pen and ink, graphite, and albumen prints on paper
    28.6 x 40.3 cm (11 1/4 x 15 7/8 inches)
    Walter H. Kimball Fund 82.013

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    Ships Leaving the Port of Le Havre

    Gustave Le Gray
    French, 1820-1882
    Ships Leaving the Port of Le Havre, ca. 1856-1857
    Albumen print from two glass negatives
    31.1 x 40.3 cm (12 1/4 x 15 7/8 inches)
    Museum purchase: bequest of Lyra Brown Nickerson, by exchange 82.035

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    Portrait of a man

    Unknown artist, American
    Portrait of a man, mid-19th century
    Daguerreotype
    4.3 x 5.4 cm (1 11/16 x 2 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Truman B. Pierce 17.125

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    Brook Kitchin

    Lewis Carroll
    British, 1832-1898
    Brook Kitchin, ca. 1876
    Albumen print
    16.5 x 12.4 cm (6 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches)
    Gift of the Charles Z. Offin Art Fund 81.292

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    Elizabeth Rigby (Lady Eastlake)

    David Octavius Hill
    Scottish, 1802-1870
    Robert Adamson
    Scottish, 1821-1848
    Elizabeth Rigby (Lady Eastlake), ca. 1845
    Salt print from paper negative
    Plate: 19.2 x 13.5 cm (7 9/16 x 5 5/16 inches)
    Jesse Metcalf Fund 77.049

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    Lastroea Foenisecii

    Anna Atkins
    English, 1799-1871
    Lastroea Foenisecii, ca. 1854
    Cyanotype
    33.3 x 22.9 cm (13 1/8 x 9 inches)
    Museum purchase 1986.155

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    Portrait of a woman

    Unknown artist, American
    Portrait of a woman, ca. 1860
    Daguerreotype
    Plate: 6.4 x 5.1 cm (2 1/2 x 2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Frank A. Wightman 56.144.4

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    Self-Portrait

    Antoine-Samuel Adam-Salomon
    French, 1811 or 1818-1881
    Self-Portrait, ca. 1865
    Pigment print from glass negative
    21.6 x 16.5 cm (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches)
    Jesse Metcalf Fund 81.075

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    Fruit Tree Blossoms

    Adolphe Braun
    French, 1812-1877
    Fruit Tree Blossoms, from Photographs of Flowers (Fleurs Photographiées), ca. 1854
    Albumen silver print
    Plate: 44.5 x 51.1 cm (17 1/2 x 20 1/8 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 1997.20

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    Lindisfarne Abbey, Holy Island

    Francis Frith
    British, 1822-1898
    Lindisfarne Abbey, Holy Island, ca. 1860
    Albumen print
    Image: 15.9 x 20.2 cm (6 1/4 x 7 15/16 inches)
    Transfer from the RISD Library 84.054.25

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    Interior: Melrose Abbey

    Francis Frith
    British, 1822-1898
    Interior: Melrose Abbey, 19th century
    Albumen print
    Sheet (irregular): 20.3 x 15.2 cm (8 x 6 inches)
    Transferred from Museum Education Department 1990.098.7

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    Portrait of a sleeping dog

    Unknown artist, American
    Portrait of a sleeping dog, mid-19th century
    Daguerreotype
    Plate: 8.3 x 7 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches)
    Museum Collection 46.069

  • Objects

    Ogden Canon, Utah

    William Henry Jackson
    American, 1843-1942
    Ogden Canon, Utah, U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories, 1872
    Albumen print
    Image/sheet: 21.6 x 17.1 cm (8 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches)
    Jesse Metcalf Fund 76.099

  • Objects

    Arcade, Providence

    Leander Baker
    American, 1841 - 1925
    Arcade, Providence, ca. 1870s
    Albumen print, stereograph
    8.9 x 17.6 cm (3 1/2 x 6 15/16 inches)
    Gift of Alice K. Miles 1986.035.12

  • Objects

    Algerian Street Scene

    Gustave de Beaucorps
    French, 1825-1906
    Algerian Street Scene, ca. 1858-1860
    Waxed-paper negative
    Sheet: 29.2 x 39.4 cm (11 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches)
    Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund 1997.66

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    Untitled

    Unknown artist, American
    Untitled, 19th century
    Ambrotype with hand coloring
    5.1 x 3.8 cm (2 x 1 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Truman B. Pierce 17.127

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    Dryburgh Abbey: The Burial Place of Sir Walter Scott

    Francis Frith
    British, 1822-1898
    Dryburgh Abbey: The Burial Place of Sir Walter Scott, ca. 1860
    Albumen print
    16.2 x 21 cm (6 3/8 x 8 5/16 inches)
    Transfer from the RISD Library 84.054.24

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    Portrait of Isidore Severin, Baron Taylor

    Nadar
    French, 1820-1910
    Portrait of Isidore Severin, Baron Taylor, ca. 1858
    Woodburytype
    Image: 24 x 19.1 cm (9 7/16 x 7 1/2 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 75.029

  • Objects

    Edinburgh Castle from Greyfriars

    Robert Adamson
    Scottish, 1821-1848
    David Octavius Hill
    Scottish, 1802-1870
    Edinburgh Castle from Greyfriars, between 1843-47
    Salt print from paper negative
    Image/sheet: 11.9 x 15.9 cm (4 11/16 x 6 1/4 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 75.030

  • Objects

    Louise Beatrice de Fonblanque

    Julia Margaret Cameron
    English, 1815-1879
    Louise Beatrice de Fonblanque, 1868
    Albumen print from glass negative
    34.3 x 26.3 cm (13 x 10 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Norman Bolotow and Tamara Belovitch and their Friends in honor of their marriage 82.063

  • Objects

    Portrait of Charles Leonard Pendleton

    Unknown artist, American
    Portrait of Charles Leonard Pendleton, ca. 1861
    Ambrotype with hand tinting
    4.8 x 3.5 cm (1 7/8 x 1 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Fred Stewart Greene 04.1466

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    Zermatt-Schwarzsee Region: Gorner and Breithorn Glacier

    Adolphe Braun
    French, 1812-1877
    Zermatt-Schwarzsee Region: Gorner and Breithorn Glacier, ca. 1875
    Carbon print from glass negative
    Sheet: 41.3 x 50.2 cm (16 1/4 x 19 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Christian Kempf 1997.15

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    Nashville from the Capitol

    George N. Barnard
    American, 1819-1902
    Nashville from the Capitol, 1864-1865
    Albumen print
    Image: 25.6 x 35.7 cm (10 1/16 x 14 1/16 inches)
    Walter H. Kimball Fund 77.059

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    View at Fountains Abbey

    Francis Frith
    British, 1822-1898
    View at Fountains Abbey, ca. 1860
    Albumen print
    16.2 x 20.6 cm (6 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches)
    Transfer from the RISD Library 84.054.19

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    Homage to Franz Kline (1 of series)

    Aaron Siskind
    American, 1903-1991
    Homage to Franz Kline (1 of series)
    Gelatin silver print
    35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Barnet Fain Gift from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Barnet Fain 2001.80.99

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    Tyrrhenian Sea, Scilla

    Hiroshi Sugimoto
    Japanese, b. 1948
    Tyrrhenian Sea, Scilla, 1980
    Gelatin silver print
    Image/sight: 53.9 x 42.3 cm (21 1/4 x 16 5/8 inches)
    Partial gift from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Barnett Fain 2001.80.101

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    Portraits of two women, one with top hat

    André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri
    French, 1819-1890
    Portraits of two women, one with top hat, ca. 1860-1865
    Albumen print, carte de visite, from glass negative
    Sheet: 20 x 23.3 cm (7 7/8 x 9 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Judith Tannenbaum 2000.79

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    Saint Nicholas Portal of the St. Martin’s Church, Colmar

    Adolphe Braun
    French, 1812-1877
    Saint Nicholas Portal of the St. Martin’s Church, Colmar, from the Album de l’Alsace, 1859
    Carbon print from glass negative
    50.8 x 41.9 cm (20 x 16 1/2 inches) (irregular)
    Gift of Christian Kempf 2000.28

  • Objects

    Eleanor and Barbara

    Harry Callahan
    American, 1912-1999
    Eleanor and Barbara
    paper; pigment
    22.2 x 34.3 cm (8 13/16 x 13 1/2 inches) (plate)
    Gift of Manny and Skippy Gerard 2003.148.3

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    Cambridge 1962

    Carl Chiarenza
    American, b. 1935
    Cambridge 1962
    Gelatin silver print
    32.7 x 23.8 cm (12 7/8 x 9 3/8 inches) (sheet)
    Gift of the Aaron Siskind Foundation 2008.90.9

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    Sally Ryan

    Yousuf Karsh
    Canadian, 1908 - 2002
    Sally Ryan
    paper
    27.9 x 38.1 cm (11 x 15 inches) (mount)
    Gift of Estrellita Karsh in memory of Yousuf Karsh 2011.91.12

  • Objects

    Unidentified Woman

    Andy Warhol
    American, 1928-1987
    Unidentified Woman, n.d.
    Gelatin silver print
    Image: 22.2 x 15.2 cm (8 3/4 x 6 inches)
    Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. 2008.110.106

  • Objects

    William Burroughs

    Andy Warhol
    American, 1928-1987
    William Burroughs, n.d.
    Gelatin silver print
    Image: 15.9 x 21.6 cm (6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches)
    Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. 2008.110.107

  • Objects

    William Burroughs

    Andy Warhol
    American, 1928-1987
    William Burroughs, n.d.
    Gelatin silver print
    Image: 15.9 x 21.6 cm (6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches)
    Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. 2008.110.108

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    Victor Hugo

    Andy Warhol
    American, 1928-1987
    Victor Hugo, n.d.
    Gelatin silver print
    Image: 22.2 x 15.2 cm (8 3/4 x 6 inches)
    Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. 2008.110.109