Through an Autochrome Eye

Arnold Genthe was born in Berlin in 1869. After earning a Ph.D. in classical philology, he moved to the United States in 1895. He worked as a tutor, but he really loved photography. On his days off, he spent his time taking photographs in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Over time, his work became recognized and he opened…

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The Wonders of Exposition Universelle, at the Turn of the Century

At the turn of the century, Paris hosted an Exposition Universelle, known to the rest of the world as the World’s fair of 1900. . Among the wonders introduced to mortals were the Crystal Palace, a building made entirely of iron and glass, the Hall of Machines, and the diesel engine.

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