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Gesellschaft und Photographie. Formen und Funktionen der Photographie in Deutschland und England 1839-1860
Sozialwissenschaftliche Studien. H. 35
Opladen : Leske + Budrich, 1996
Markus Ritter and Staci G. Scheiwiller (eds.)
The indigenous lens? early photography in the Near and Middle East
Studies in theory and history of photography. 8
Berlin ; Boston, MA : De Gruyter, 2017
Mirjam Brusius, Katrina Dean, and Chitra Ramalingam (eds.)
William Henry Fox Talbot : beyond photography
Studies in British Art. 23
New Haven, Conn. : Yale Centre for British Art ; London : The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2013
Hermann Glaser und Walther Pützstück
Ein deutsches Bilderbuch. 1870-1918. Die Gesellschaft einer Epoche in alten Photographien
Frankfurt/M. ; New York, N.Y. : Campus Verlag, 2009
A Country Camera. 1844-1914. Rural life as depicted in photographs from the early days of photography to the outbreak of the First World War
Harmondsworth : Penguin Books, 1973
Franz Hubmann ; edited by Andrew Wheatcroft
The Habsburg Empire : the world of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy in original photographs 1840-1916
London : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972