Arnold Genthe

American, born Germany (Berlin, Germany, 1869 - 1942, New Milford, Connecticut)

German-born Arnold Genthe obtained a doctorate in philology and linguistics before leaving Europe for San Francisco, where he opened a portrait studio in 1897. Genthe's studio and equipment were destroyed in the earthquake and fires of 1906, but his ph

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