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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Traces of the Anti-Saloon League

Ever heard of the Anti-Saloon League? I passed this sign on Jones Street in San Francisco one day and took a photo of it. A major force in American politics until Prohibition was repealed back in the 1930s, the Anti-Saloon League was instrumental in building support for temperance. The organization started in 1893 in Ohio, and…

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