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Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942

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Arnold Genthe had an urbane German upbringing in Berlin, Frankfurt, Korbach, and Hamburg. Born in 1869, he wanted to become an artist, but a family relation discouraged him. Fortunately, he ended up moving to America in 1895 to become a tutor, and while there in began to experiment with photography. Over the following five decades, he would go on to document the aftermath of the San Francisco...