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Arnold Genthe

(1869-1942), Photographer

Artist of 4 portraits
German-born Genthe moved to San Francisco in 1896 to work as a tutor. He purchased his first camera and began photographing Chinatown and, deciding to remain in San Francisco, he subsequently opened a portrait studio on Sutter Street. In 1906 he photographed the aftermath of the San Francisco fire and earthquake. Genthe moved to New York in 1911 and established a portrait studio on Fifth Avenue and 46th Street. He became a frequent visitor to the White House where he photographed many dignitaries including Roosevelt, Taft and Wilson.

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Harley Granville-Barker, by Arnold Genthe - NPG P1036

Harley Granville-Barker

by Arnold Genthe
toned bromide print on cream card mount, 1900s
NPG P1036

Harley Granville-Barker, by Arnold Genthe - NPG P1037

Harley Granville-Barker

by Arnold Genthe
toned bromide print, 1900s
NPG P1037

Maxine Elliott (Jessie Dermott), by Arnold Genthe - NPG x194467

Maxine Elliott (Jessie Dermott)

by Arnold Genthe
gelatin silver print, 1917
NPG x194467


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