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Photography

The cornerstone of the photography collection is the renowned Gernsheim collection, which is best known for its treasures of nineteenth-century photography, including the earliest known surviving photograph, a unique image created in 1826 or 1827 by the French inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. Since that landmark acquisition, the photography collection has expanded into such diverse areas as fine art, photojournalism, documentary photography, the history of photography, and its technology. These holdings currently amount to over five million prints and negatives, supplemented by books, manuscripts, journals, and ephemera of significant photographers since the medium's invention.

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Portait of a young girl. Click to enlarge.

Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson [Lewis Carroll]
Xie Kitchin
ca. 1875
Albumen print
15.7 x 12.7 cm

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