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May 13, 2016

San Francisco's Chinatown in the Early 1900s Through Arnold Genthe's Lens

Arnold Genthe (1869 – 1942) was a German-born American photographer, best known for his photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and his portraits of noted people, from politicians and socialites to literary figures and entertainment celebrities.

Here are some from his photos of everyday life in San Francisco's Chinatown in the early 1900s.

(Photos by Arnold Genthe)


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