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  • 8,612 slide sets comprising over 252,200 slides...

  • ... of which 116,908 individual slides have been listed – including 23,188 with images

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Trade mark of Gebrüder Bing
Trade mark of Gebrüder Bing

Lantern reading: Mysore (1875)
Lantern reading: Mysore (1875)