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How long has Stock Photography been around?

The business of selling stock photography has been around since the American Civil War, when Matthew Brady sold images he and other photographers made of the war for use in stereo viewers (ASMP, 1984).  Various stock photography libraries have been actively conducting business around the world for much of this century, but the real surge in popularity for publishing these existing photographs has only surfaced over the past fifteen years. 

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