ISBN: 9781951836153

Publication date: 17 Mar 2022

Author: Karin Breuer, Victoria Binder, James A. Ganz

A comprehensive survey of Arnold Genthe’s legendary photography of San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake and fireWhen disaster struck San Francisco on April 18, 1906, photographer Arnold Genthe grabbed a pocket camera and ventured out to document the destruction. Now, over a century later, the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts presents the definitive collection of Genthe’s historic photographs. For the first time ever, this important body of work is shown in its entirety with newly printed photographs from ultra-high-resolution scans created from the original negatives, an overview of Genthe’s life, a mapping of his journey on that day, and a look at the aftermath of the disaster.