PICTURES OF OLD CHINATOWN. Arnold Genthe.

PICTURES OF OLD CHINATOWN

New York: Moffat, Yard and Company, 1908. Hardcover. With Text by Will Irwin. 47 photographs. New York: Moffat, Yard and Company, 1908. Second printing. "Exploring this book is to discover what San Francisco's Chinatown looked like prior to the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906. Photographer Arnold Genthe (1869-1942), intrigued by the people and the shadow-filled byways of Chinatown, took hundreds of photographs - sometimes openly and other times surreptitiously - of Chinese at work or leisure on the streets of this fabled district." Octavo. Original orange cloth binding, with a pictorial label on the front and red titles on the spine. Small bookseller's label (Paul Elder & Company, San Francisco) to the rear pastedown. The spine is a touch faded, with some mild wear to the corners and tips; otherwise very good. Zamorano Select #31. Very good. Item #64845

Price: $200.00

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