Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's old Chinatown / photographs by Arnold Genthe ; selection & text by John Kuo Wei Tchen.

Rare photographs of Chinatown at the turn of the 20th century offer priceless glimpses of the rich street life of the district before it was leveled by the great earthquake and fire of 1906. Contains 130 of Genthe's finest Chinatown photos, many painstakingly reproduced from original glass nega...

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Main Author: Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942.
Other Authors: Tchen, John Kuo Wei.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Dover Publications, [1984]
Series:Dover photography collections.
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Summary:Rare photographs of Chinatown at the turn of the 20th century offer priceless glimpses of the rich street life of the district before it was leveled by the great earthquake and fire of 1906. Contains 130 of Genthe's finest Chinatown photos, many painstakingly reproduced from original glass negatives or lantern slides, and complemented with Tchen's text outlining the turbulent history of Chinese-Americans in California.
Physical Description:x, 133 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Awards:American Book Award, 1985
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (page 133).
ISBN:0486245926
9780486245928