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Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's old Chinatown

Author: Arnold Genthe; John Kuo Wei Tchen
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Photography, Artistic
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942.
Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's old Chinatown.
New York : Dover Publications, ©1984
(OCoLC)565971892
Online version:
Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942.
Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's old Chinatown.
New York : Dover Publications, ©1984
(OCoLC)629779761
Named Person: Arnold Genthe; Arnold Genthe; Arnold Genthe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Genthe; John Kuo Wei Tchen
ISBN: 0486245926 9780486245928
OCLC Number: 9394617
Awards: American Book Award, 1985
Description: x, 133 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Tangrenbu- the street life of San Francisco's Chinatown, 1895-1906 --
Street life --
Merchants and families --
Workers and bachelor society --
The rising spirit --
Women and children --
Earthquake, fire, and the new Chinatown.
Other Titles: Photographs of San Francisco's old Chinatown.
Photographs of San Francisco's old Chinatown
Responsibility: photographs by Arnold Genthe ; selection & text by John Kuo Wei Tchen.
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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.

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