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.