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100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time

From Time Magazine. The background story on every photo is provided.

Americans in the Land of Lenin

750 photographs of every-day life in the Soviet Union (1919-1921 and 1930). Duke Univ. Libraries.

Asia and the Eastern Pacific Rim in Early Prints and Photographs

850 items from the 1870s to the early 20th Century. New York Public Library

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Asian Historical Architecture: A Photographic Survey

A photographic survey of Asia’s architectural heritage. Over 30,000 photos of 1,143 sites in twenty-one countries, with background information and virtual tours.

Australia on Historypin

1,775 old and not-so-old photos from various locations and events, in the map/photo application “Historypin”. National Archives of Australia

Century of Egyptian photography

13 photos from the mid-20th C to the 21st C. The Guardian

China, 1898 – 1908

287 photos by Robert Henry Chandless, at Univ. of Washington Libraries.

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Hand coloured Photos of 19th-century Japan

Albumine prints from the 1880s. The Public Domain Review

International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960

Images come from Protestant and Catholic missionary collections held at a number of centers in Britain, Europe, and North America. Univ. of Southern California.

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Labadie Photograph Collection

A collection of nearly 1,500 photos documenting the history of social protest movements and marginalized political communities from the 19th century to the present. Univ. of Michigan.

Life in Greenland ca. 1889-1906

25 photos. Retronaut.

Mexican Heritage Project

312 photos. Arizona Memory Project.

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Mongolia, ca 1920

Assortment of color photos at the end of an article entitled “In the Land of Kublai Khan” in a 1922 issue of National Geographic magazine.

Photographs of Japan

Hand-colored photos of scenes from daily life, from the 1870s to the early 20th century. NY Public Library.

The Luso-Hispanic New World in Early Prints and Photographs

Photos and illustrations from books about Latin America published in the 19th & early 20th centuries. NY Public Library.

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