Other Vintage Photography

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Vulcan Guyther Mid-Century Modern Nude Male B&W Studio Physique Photo

Retro cool 1950s/60s photograph from lensman Anthony Guyther (Vulcan Studio). This is a terrific image featuring an unknown nude model in a discreet kneeling pose, holding the mirror that reveals his face. Nifty! Size/Condition: 8"x 10". Printed on a double weight, fiber paper with a near matte surface. In excellent condition with upper right corner bend. Stamped to reverse "Vulcan Studio Physique Photography 132 East 36 St., New York 16, N.Y.", and pencil numeric mark of 876. Undated. Purchase price includes domestic, insured Priority Mail shipping, First Class for international buyers.

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$400.00
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Douglas of Detroit John Bidak Nude Male Vintage Sepia Studio Photograph

Outstanding vintage photograph by Douglas of Detroit (Douglas Juleff, 1917-1999), circa 1945/46. This image features local Detroit competitive bodybuilder John Bidak (tentative ID) in a magnificent nude studio portrait...a well composed image with dramatic, flattering lighting that accents and showcases the terrific physique of the Hollywood handsome Bidak. An absolute classic. Size/Condition: Doubleweight fiber, matte silver gelatin sepia print. Print is archivally hinge mounted and presented in a cream color, 8 ply, acid free mat: Sight 7&3/4"x 9&5/8", Print 8"x 9&15/16", Overall matted size 16"x 20". Print: Negligible corner wear, small crease upper left corner, three (small), evenly spaced right edge emulsion nicks. All noted wear is under mat. "WK-6" in unknown hand to reverse, otherwise unmarked, undated. Price includes domestic insured Priority Mail shipping. Please contact us for international shipping rates and options.

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$1,500.00
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Al Urban Nude Jules Bacon Iconic Male Physique B&W Studio Photograph

Spectacular vintage studio photograph by the legendary Al Urban, assumed to be from the early 1940s, circa 1943/44. Urban was an aesthetic and technical genius, a meticulous craftsman who created breathtaking images like this one of 1943 Mr. America title holder, Jules Bacon. A sophisticated and flattering composition, beautiful lighting and extraordinary printing. Iconic! Size/Condition: Doubleweight fiber, low lustre silver gelatin print. Print is archivally corner mounted and presented in a white, 4 ply, acid free mat: Sight 6&15/16"x 9", Print 7&7/16 "x 9&7/16", Overall matted size 16"x 19&3/4". Print: Excellent condition. Model name, initials in pencil by unknown hand to reverse, otherwise unmarked, undated. Provenance: Wessel O'Connor Gallery label, gallery address of 242 West 26th street New York, NY, likely included in the June/August 2001 exhibition; 50s Physique, which included Al Urban amongst many others. Price includes domestic insured Priority Mail shipping. Please contact us for international shipping rates and options.

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$1,500.00
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Rare Dino Pedriali Nude Uncut Twinks Homoerotic Male Duo B&W Studio Photograph

Excellent vintage photo by Italian lensman Dino Pedriali (Rome b1950-) who is known for his celebrity portraiture as well as his nude male imagery. This photograph dates to 1986 and features a pair of unknown young men in a dramatic studio image with the two underlit, creating a very noir aesthetic with a shadow heavy composition that focuses the viewer on the models. A great opportunity to acquire work by this hard-to-find artist. Size/Condition: Doubleweight fiber, low lustre silver gelatin print measuring a slightly unevenly trimmed 7&3/8"x 9&1/2". Print has ding/bump to bottom white border (can be matted out) and was removed from a previous mounting as evidenced by corner adhesive to reverse with some minor paper loss (not evident from front). Extensively stamp marked, signed and dated to reverse as seen in scan. Price includes domestic insured Priority Mail shipping. Please contact us for international shipping rates and options.

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$700.00
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Rare John Grimek Fons Iannelli Vintage Studio B&W Physique Portrait

Exceptional 1940s studio portrait of legendary bodybuilder John Grimek (1910-1998) by well known WWII era photographer Fons Iannelli (1919-1988). Iannelli worked for several publications in the 1940s (Life, Fortune, Collier’s, Saturday Evening Post, etc) and assume this image was for an editorial assignment, though we have not been able to track down a match to a magazine. This photo captures Grimek in a decidedly modernist studio image with the multi-title holding muscleman in a trademark split pose, easily holding a weighty barbell in his right hand while an earlier portrait of him looks on from the wall. A very artful composition. Size/Condition: 11”x14” DW fiber print with near matte surface. Some untouched dust specks and age-related toning. Photographer stamp to reverse, otherwise unmarked, undated. $500 purchase price includes domestic insured, Parcel Select USPS shipping. Please contact us for international rates. Note: This print was scanned in two passes and stitched together….it has a slight warm tone.

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$500.00
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Rare 1920s Stagg Male Physique Bike Jockstrap Nude Studio Photograph

Amazing 1920s black and white 11x14 photograph by Stagg Photo Services of Los Angeles, photographer's name believed to be Florence Dasie Kesler.

Exceptional early studio physique image featuring a well-muscled, unknown model wearing a The Bike brand jockstrap, gladiator sandals and butch leather wristband, in an academic pose showcasing his impressive bicep. This looks like it may have been shot for a health and fitness magazine. An absolute classic, extremely hard to find and a real rarity that the photographer was a woman!

Size/Condition: 11”x14”, DW, matte sepia fiber print. Some minor handling/storage wear; (UL corner bump, thin indent line, see pics). Blind stamped (lower right), undated, but public records mentions the photographer, studio and date of 1919. Comes in a black frame with plexi, archivally hinge mounted and presented in an acid free, 8 ply mat. Purchase price includes domestic insured, USPS Parcel Post shipping. Please contact us for international rates.

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$650.00
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Orren Jack Turner 1930 Princeton Wrestling Team Photograph

Exceptional vintage photograph by well known New Jersey lensman Orren Jack Turner. Turner was a fixture around the Princeton campus, photographing the architecture, students and athletes, as seen here in this terrific wrestling team print, guesstimated to be circa 1940 (+/-). The classic group portrait has a rich warm tone and is printed on a doubleweight, low lustre fiber paper with an embossed edge that frames the image nicely. Size/Condition: Image measures 13"x 9.25", paper is 16"x 12". Handling bend line between the feet of the two left athletes, front row, otherwise some edge wear and minor marks to reverse. Photographer's blind stamp (lower right), undated. Purchase price includes domestic insured, USPS Parcel Post shipping.

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$165.00
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Russ Warner Fenley & Holden Nude Male Plein Air Duo B&W Physique Photo

From legendary lensman Russ Warner comes this terrific 1950s vintage duo photograph featuring nude models Dick Fenley and Johnny Holden on location in a dynamic pose. Size/Condition: Measures 5”x 4”. Silver gelatin, double weight fiber paper with near matte surface. Subtle crescent line upper left corner. Numeric mark “11” to reverse, otherwise unmarked, undated. Purchase price includes domestic, insured Priority Mail shipping, First Class for international buyers.

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$150.00
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Nude Neel Bate w/Dagger Russ Warner B&W Studio Physique Photograph

Dramatic 1950s Russ Warner studio photo featuring oft used model and artist Neel Bate (1916-1989) who also posed for George Platt Lynes. The image features the muscular Bate astride a model stand, wielding a dagger with a noir-esque shadow against the wall. Bate was also known as Blade (his artist name), Carlyle Kneeland Bate and Carl Neeland. Size/Condition: Measures 4”x 5”. Silver gelatin, double weight fiber paper with near matte surface. Excellent condition with minor oxidation. Numeric mark “3” to reverse, otherwise unmarked, undated. Purchase price includes domestic, insured Priority Mail shipping, First Class for international buyers.

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$150.00
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Russ Warner Nude Male Bodybuilder B&W Studio Physique Photograph

Superb vintage photograph from the Russ Warner studio, dating to the 1950s. This is classic physique imagery, featuring an unidentified bodybuilder kneeling astride a stand, nicely lit to showcase his magnificent musculature. Size/Condition: Measures 4”x 5”. Silver gelatin, double weight fiber paper with near matte surface. Excellent condition with minor corner wear, faint indication of ink pouch removal. Numeric mark “12” to reverse, otherwise unmarked, undated. Purchase price includes domestic, insured Priority Mail shipping, First Class for international buyers.

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$150.00

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