This work, now in public domain, was done by Arnold Genthe between 1899 and 1926 and is entitled Travel Views of Cuba and Guatemala. The original photographs are available from the Genthe photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. This is a small selection of the entire body of work Genthe did.
Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was an influential and innovative photographer, best known for his portraits and documentation of early 20th-century San Francisco. Born in Germany, Genthe moved to the United States in 1895 and eventually settled in San Francisco, where he honed his artistic skills and developed a unique photographic style. The use of early hand-held cameras allowed him to take spontaneous shots and experiment with lighting, contributing to the evolution of photography as an art form.
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