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Last week the onceuponatown tumblr featured a post on photographer Arnold Genthe that mentioned his pre-earthquake photography in San Francisco’s Chinatown.  Above is an assortment of those photos, taken between 1896 and 1906.  The photos come from the Library of Congress, although most of these copies come from a Mashable article, as does this info: 

The Chinatown area of San Francisco was well documented by photographer Arnold Genthe. Genthe emigrated from Germany to San Francisco as a tutor to a wealthy German family. When his contract expired, he stayed in San Francisco and opened a photo studio.

Genthe was fascinated by Chinatown and took hundreds of photographs of the area and its inhabitants. He used a small camera and sometimes captured his subjects covertly. He later cropped some of his images to remove western references.

These images are some of the few that remain of Chinatown prior to the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Stored in a bank vault, Genthe’s photos had survived the disaster.

The photographer rebuilt his studio and continued to work in and around San Francisco until 1911, when he moved to New York.

anonymous asked:

what sexuality headcanons do you have/believe? for Harry Potter obviously!

Marauders Gen:

James: 

Usually i tend to read him as heterosexual, but I am totally open to the idea of bisexual James Potter.

Sirius: 

Okay so this one fluctuates, I tend to think of him as homosexual, but I personally think Sirius Black was down for anyone he thought was attractive. So… pansexual but with a preference for men.

Remus:

My little bisexual werewolf. 

Peter:

I tend to think of Peter as my little Ace/Aro bean because I perceive him as that way, but I’m down for any variation of queer Pete anyone wants to throw at me.

Lily:

Bisexual Lily Evans 2K16

Marlene:

I have and always will headcanon Marlene as a lesbian…. So Marlene is a lesbian…

Dorcas: 

…And this is her wife, Dorcas.

Alice:

I haven’t really thought about it, and my default is to assume everyone is pansexual until proven otherwise. 

Frank:

Same as Alice.

Snape:

I 110% believe in demisexual Severus Snape. No one can convince me otherwise.

Golden Trio Gen

The Gryffindors:

Harry:

My little bisexual. Poor lad, he doesn’t even know. (I can also read him as 100% gay if someone decides to write him that way… but I think that’s just my drarry trash showing.)

Hermione:

I headcanon Hermione as demisexual. Preference for one Ronald Weasley

Ron:

My straight guy. Ron is a huge ally once Harry and Hermione come out to him, but his preference lies strictly with the ladies.

Neville:

Okay so Neville give me a lot of frustration, because on one hand I absolute love the idea of Hannah, Luna, Pansy, and Neville as one GIANT polyamorous love puddle, but on the other hand I love the idea of GAY AF NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM.

Ginny:

Personally I love lesbian Ginny Weasley, but I can also read her as bisexual.

Seamus

HA! GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

Dean:

My bisexual bean.

Lavender:

Default pansexual until proven otherwise. 

Pavarti:

Default pansexual until proven otherwise.

Fred:

Bisexual 

“There’s two of us, mate! I would think it would be irresponsible not to swing in two directions.”

George:

“I agree 100% with you, Freddie. Irresponsible.”

Angelina:

PANSEXUAL ANGELINA 2K16

Oliver:

Okay Oliver is an interesting one, because I can read him as Gay with a capital G or I can read him as my little Ace/Aro bean. 

Colin:

I always headcanon him as a little gay bean. 

Dennis:

The straight little brother who would punch anyone in the nose for fucking with his Gay older brother.

Bill:

Let’s be honest. Bill can have whoever he wants. He’s my pansexual man because thinking of him as straight with that much power over all the genders makes me cry.

Charlie:

ACE/ARO CHARLIE WEASLEY 2K16

aka: “Dragons are better than people”

Percy: 

My little straight guy. 

Cormac:

Another Straight guy… but with a capital S

The Ravenclaws:

Luna:

I love reading Ace/Aro Luna Lovegood, but I can also get behind pansexual Luna who doesn’t like labels. 

Cho:

My straight girl who breaks the hearts of all the queer girls. It’s just not fair.

Terry:

HA! GAY.

Michael:

Default pansexual.

Anthony:

I usually read him as gay, but from my own headcanons… lets say bisexual.

Padma

Can I please have lesbian Padma Patil? Thanks.

The Hufflepuffs

Ernie:

Default pansexual

Cedric:

BISEXUAL WITH TOO MUCH POWER.

Tonks:

Pansexual Tonks 2k16

Justin:

Ha! Gay.

Susan:

Default Pansexual

Hannah:

Can I have my lesbian hufflepuff? Thanks.

The Slytherins

Draco:

I love talking about Draco and his sexuality because I love the idea that he is homosexual but, due to his strong ties to family honour, he still marries Astoria and has Scorpius…. 

and Astoria knows, and is cool with it because she’s as gay as he is. So they both form this Gay Alliance that lets their parents stay happy, and in return they have security with each other and can amicably either divorce or see other people.

Pansy: 

Much like Sirius Black, Pansy is pansexual but with a preference for women.

Blaise: 

I read him as gay or straight. I love the idea of Queer AF Zabini walking into clubs with Draco, but I also love the idea of Straight Zabini STILL walking into clubs with Draco because the beer here is better, and the bar is cleaner.

Crabbe:

Gay.. and he would have married…

Goyle:

This gay- I mean great guy.

Theo:

Default pansexual.

Millicent:

Lesbian Millie for the win! 

Daphnie: 

Bisexual daphnie, much like in scooby doo.

Astoria: 

Lesbian Astoria Greengrass 2k16


I will do next gen some other time, I am pooped.

Arnold Genthe     Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mamaroneck, New York      1914


Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare.
Let all who prate of Beauty hold their peace,
And lay them prone upon the earth and cease
To ponder on themselves, the while they stare
At nothing, intricately drawn nowhere.
– Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Sonnet XXII” 1923