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July 31, 2017

Women of Arnold Genthe: 26 Ghostly Gorgeous Autochromes of Beautiful Ladies From the Early 20th Century

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.

Genthe was an early adopter of the autochrome color photography process. He began experimenting with the process in 1905 in Carmel, California. He claimed credit for the first exhibition of color photographs in America; later scholars determined this is not accurate, but he was undoubtedly one of the earliest. His subjects included portraits, artistic nudes, and landscapes.

These gorgeous pictures of beautiful ladies that Genthe shot between the 1900s and 1910s.





























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