Travel Views of Morocco


Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was a German-born immigrant to America whose work included notable and historically important photographs of San Francisco’s Chinatown and its residents, portraits of presidents and society figures, and images of Anna Pavlova and other dancers. Genthe traveled to Morocco in 1904 to attend to the affairs of his brother Siegfried, who had been murdered there. Although he wrote at the time that he “was not in a frame of mind to appreciate the rich possibilities this North African country offered to [his] camera,” he managed to capture this image during his visit.

Last updated: September 18, 2015