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Underwater photography

Use for: photography, submarine, photography, underwater, submarine photography

  • Refers to the activity of taking photographs while below the surface of water, often occuring in tandem with activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, or from a submersible or remotely operated underwater vehicle. Either waterproof cameras or dry work cameras stored in waterproof housings are used to produce underwater photography.
multiple exposure 0
Picture-taking techniques (10)

Use for: Techniques, picture-taking , Picture-taking technique

chronophotography 0
high-speed photography (still photography) 0
telephotography 0
Photographic processes

Use for: Photographic processing

  • Procedures by which light-sensitive materials are made to produce an image. For procedures related to how a photograph is taken or composed, or is manipulated during or after processing, use
Diffusion transfer process

Use for: Instant photography, Diffusion transfer

  • Photographic process used primarily for instant or self-developing photographs in which the positive image is formed from undeveloped silver halides in the negative. The negative is placed in contact with a support in the presence of a developing agent, and the unexposed silver diffuses to the support to form the positive image. For making color instant camera photographs, it is dye couplers that are in the negative, in which case use
Miniature cameras

Use for: Miniature camera, Cameras, miniature

  • General term applied to any 35mm (or smaller) camera.
Photography--Printing papers

Use for: Photography--Papers


Use for: Machinery--Curious devices, Machines

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Medical supplies

Use for: Medicine--Equipment and supplies, Hospital supplies, Medical products, Supplies, medical

Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)

Use for: Cabarets, Concert gardens, Concert rooms, Concert saloons, Variety shows (Theater), Variety-theaters


Use for: Pupils, School life, Student life and customs, Student--Education

Entertainers (1)

Use for: Performers, Performing artists, Show business personalities, Show-men


Use for: Travelling, Travelled

  • The action, condition, or cultural concept of visiting different cities, countries or regions, especially distant or unfamiliar places, whether by necessity or for pleasure or education. One common purpose of travel is to see different sights and acquaint oneself with cultures different from one's own.
hospital architecture 1
Security 0
Minstrel shows

Use for: African American minstrel shows, Blackfaced minstrel shows, Negro minstrel shows

  • Here are entered works on the 19th and early 20th century entertainments in which comedians portrayed racial stereotypes.

Use for: Cafes, Dining establishments, Restaurants, lunch rooms, etc.

Variety shows (Television programs)

Use for: Television variety shows, Variety programs (Television programs), Variety television programs

  • The encyclopedia of television, via the Museum of Broadcast Communications Web site, May18, 2007:Variety programs (Variety shows almost always featured musical (instrumental, vocal, and dance) performances and comedy sketches, and sometimes acrobatics, animal or magic tricks, and dramatic recitations; variety series)
Mass media (1)

Use for: Mass communication, Media, Mass, Media, The

  • Here are entered works on the modern means of mass communication. Works on the communications industries treated collectively are entered under [Communication and traffic.] Works on human communication, including both the primary techniques of language, pictures, etc. and the secondary techniques, such as the press and radio, are entered under [Communication.]
Television broadcasting

Use for: Telecasting, Television--Broadcasting, Television industry

  • Here are entered works on the transmission of television programs that are intended for general public reception. Works on the technical aspects of television transmission, including television transmitters, are entered unde
Box cameras

Use for: box camera, Camera, box, Cameras, box

  • Early type of camera consisting of a lightproof box, with lens, shutter, and viewfinder, and employing film rather than a plate.
Stereoscopic cameras

Use for: double-lens cameras, twin-lens cameras, stereo cameras

College buildings

Use for: Universities and colleges--Buildings, University buildings

  • Here are entered general works on the history and description of directories and directory-making.
Blackface entertainers

Use for: Black-face entertainers, Entertainers, Blackface, Minstrels (Blackface entertainers)

  • Blackface is a form of theatrical make-up used predominantly by non-Black performers to represent a caricature of a Black person. It refers to the racist act of artificially darkening the skin in an attempt to impersonate Black people.

Use for: Foods

Health facilities

Use for: Facilities, health, Health care facilities, Health care institutions, Health institutions, Institutions, health, Medical care facilities, Medical care institutions, Medial facilities

Public health (1)

Use for: Community health, Health services, Hygiene, public, Hygiene, social, Public health services, Public hygiene, Social hygiene

Health (2)

Use for: Biography--Health

  • Use as a topical subdivision under names of individual persons and families for works on the person's or family members' state of health, including diseases suffered and accounts of specific diseases. Also use under individual animals and groups of animals and individual plants and groups of plants.

Use for: Benevolent institutions, Infirmaries

Lantern slides

Use for: Lantern slide, Lanter-slide, Hyalotypes (lanter slides), Lantern slide transparencies, Magic lantern slides, Slides, lantern

  • Transparent positive images made or mounted on glass for projection, usually but not necessarily photographic, measuring 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 by 4 inches for projection onto a screen by means of a specialized projector.
Military officers

Use for: Military officer, Officer (military officer), Officers (military officers), Military officer's, Military officers', Officer's (military officer), Officers' (military officers)

  • Those who hold a position of authority or command in the armed forces, specifically those holding it by commission. For those holding positions of trust and authority within a civil, governmental, or private context, see
Politics and government

Use for: Government and politics, Political history, Politics, Politics and suffrage

  • Use as a topical subdivision under names of countries, cities, etc. Also use under ethnic groups for the internal or self-government of the groups and/or the political activity of the group or its individual members.
Banks (buildings)

Use for: Bank (building), Bank buildings

  • Buildings that house establishments for the custody of money received from, or on behalf of, customers, with the essential duty of payment of the orders given on it by the customers. Banks' profits arise mainly from the investment of the money left unused by the customers. Bank buildings typically have indoor counters and windows where customers may make transactions, often with bars or other security devices securing the window, offices where bank officials may meet with customers, vaults for the secure storage of money and other valuables, and other security devices and measures. Exterior bank architecture traditionally imitates a Greek temple, although many other styles are employed as well.
Banks and banking

Use for: Agricultural banks, Banking, Banking industry, Commercial banks, Depository institutions

Churches (buildings)

Use for: Church (building), Church architecture, Church building, Kirks (buildings)

  • Buildings for public Christian worship that are distinguished historically from chapels and oratories, which are buildings that are in some respect private, or not public in the widest sense. Church architecture generally somewhat follows standard models, which vary depending upon the date, location, and characteristics of the congregation.
Cities and Towns

Use for: Global cities, Municipalities, Towns, Urban areas, Urban systems

Nesting dolls

Use for: Nested dolls, Matryoshka dolls

Children with disabilities

Use for: Children with special educational needs, Children with special health care needs, Children with special needs, Handicapped children, Physically handicapped children, Special needs children

  • found: Rhode Island Kids Count Program. Issue brief, Nov. 2003, via WWW, Apr. 18, 2006(Children with special needs are those who have a chronic condition that requires educational, health and related services ... beyond that required by children generally ... physical, developmental, behavioral and/or emotional)
School children

Use for: Elementary school students, Primary school students, Pupils, School children--Education, Schoolchildren

Tents 4

Use for: Crossdressing

  • found: National Center for Transgender Equality, WWW site, Mar. 31, 2017:(Crossdresser: A term for people who dress in clothing traditionally or stereotypically worn by the other sex, but who generally have no intent to live fulltime as the other gender. The older term "transvestite" is considered derogatory by many in the United States.) -
Photographic laboratories 23

Use for: Cards, postal, Picture postcards, Post cards, Postal cards

  • Here are entered works both on cards sold by post offices with stamps already printed on them, usually mailable at rates lower than those for letters in envelopes, as well as on commercially printed cards, usually having a picture printed on one side, to which a stamp must be affixed for mailing.
Postage stamps

Use for: Stamps, postage

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings

Use for: Snapshot

  • Photographs made with simple cameras without artistic pretensions or commercial considerations; beginning especially in 1888 with the appearance of the first roll film box camera. Snapshots thus are often recognizable in that they were processed not by the photographer but by a commercial concern.

Use for: Graffiti culture


Use for: Protest

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