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Lot 369: (WESTERN PHOTOGRAPHY GUILD) A group of approximately 90 superb male physique photographs.

ART & STORYTELLING: PHOTOGRAPHS & PHOTOBOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

October 25, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: (WESTERN PHOTOGRAPHY GUILD)
A group of approximately 90 superb male physique photographs.
Includes primarily wrestling poses, but others posing with weights, chains, and homewares. Silver prints, 11 sepia toned, the images measuring 4 3/4x5 3/4 inches (12.1x14.6 cm.), and the reverse, each with the Western Photography Guild hand stamp, and some with stamped cataloging numbers, on verso. 1960s

Notes: WITH--Approximately 81 additional images, likely also from the Western Photography Guild, as well as the American Model Guild and Target Studio. Silver prints, the images measuring 4 3/4x5 3/4 inches (12.1x14.6 cm.), and smaller, approximately a third of these with numeric stamps, on verso. 1960s

AND--A group of 27 unattributed male physique photographs. Silver prints (26) and a half-tone reproduction (one), the images measuring 6 1/2x4 1/2 to 10x8 inches (16.5x11.4 to 25.4x20.3 cm.), and the reverse. 1970-80s.

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