ca. 1870-1900’s, [cabinet card, “a teacher with students” at a blackboard], The English Studio, Baku
via Luminous Lint, from the private collection of John Toohey, LL/44895

ca. 1870-1900’s, [cabinet card, “a teacher with students” at a blackboard], The English Studio, Baku

via Luminous Lint, from the private collection of John Toohey, LL/44895

ca. 1845, [daguerreotype portrait of a mustachioed musician holding his flute]
via Luminous Lint, from the private collection of W. & T. Bosshard, Courtesy of Carl Mautz Vintage Photography & Publishing

ca. 1845, [daguerreotype portrait of a mustachioed musician holding his flute]

via Luminous Lint, from the private collection of W. & T. Bosshard, Courtesy of Carl Mautz Vintage Photography & Publishing

ca. 1860’s, [ambrotype portrait of a young English student with his microscope]
via Stereographica, Antique Photographica

ca. 1860’s, [ambrotype portrait of a young English student with his microscope]

via Stereographica, Antique Photographica

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