Progressive Era: 1890–1920s: Immigration Period of Restrictions
This is a photograph taken by photographer Arnold Genthe of a street vendor selling a balloon to a young boy in San Francisco Chinatown c. 1900. Genthe immigrated to San Francisco, California from Germany to work as a tutor. While on his days off Genthe wandered around San Francisco taking candid photos in Chinatown. After publishing some of his photos, Genthe established his own photography studio.