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- About this Collection
- Genthe Biography and Background of the Collection
- Selected Bibliography
- Deterioration and Preservation of Negatives, Autochromes and Lantern Slides
- Scope of the Collection
- The Negative and the Print: Genthe's Photographic Techniques
- Rights And Restrictions
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About the Genthe Collection
Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was an internationally recognized photographer working in the soft-focus pictorialist style. The Library of Congress acquired approximately 20,000 items from his unclaimed studio after his death.
The "electronic collection" contains approximately 16,000 of Genthe's black and white negatives, transparencies, lantern slides, and color autochromes. Its production was part of an initiative by Congress that enables the Library to preserve its fragile negative collections. Some of Genthe's photographic prints and other items have been grouped by subject matter into "LOTs" [ view LOT records for Genthe photographic prints]. The rest of Genthe's photographic prints are currently unprocessed. Arrangements to view unprocessed prints are made under the Access to Unprocessed Materials policy.