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I'm looking for any information about the photographer Amanda M. Genung who, with her son Charles, spent a couple of years in Hong Kong taking portraits. She may have left California to avoid an abusive husband who had followed her from the east coast, from where she fled with her son in 1850. The facts and dates mentioned are a combination of conjecture and recollections from memoirs 50 years after the fact, so ANY verification that Amanda was in Hong Kong would be appreciated. It is possible she traveled and operated under her maiden name, Amanda Baldwin.

Specifically, if anyone have any reference books on early Hong Kong photographers (such as "First-Photographs of Hong Kong-1858-1875", could you please check the indexes for Genung or Baldwin ?

If you find anything, please email me directly at

Thank you.

- Sean

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