I came across several photos by Arnold Genthe this week. I’ve written about Genthe and his photography before, so if you’re interested in his background, there’s more information in Through an Autochrome Eye and A Few More Favorites from Arnold Genthe.
One thing I didn’t know about him is that he apparently appreciated redheads! He took some beautiful autochrome pictures that I’d like to share with you.
I’m not sure if this first woman is wearing glasses because of the way this photo has been damaged, but it’s possible. Even with the cracking, it’s a lovely photograph. I appreciate the blurring.
This one is particularly interesting because this woman appears to be wearing Victorian clothing and the pose is also definitely of the time. However, keeping this woman’s hair loose, especially with the autochrome color really stands out against other pictures from this time.
These last two photos are particularly ghostly and ethereal.
2 thoughts on “Arnold Genthe’s Red-Haired Women”
Neat pictures of times gone by. I believe I like the last picture the best. Evidently he did have a thing for redheads. 🙂
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I think he must’ve! He did a lot of photography in black and white but the red-haired ladies were in color. Developing autochrome film was very expensive and not too easy to come by…
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