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Technique: Hand-Crafted
Original Vintage Photo; The Lake Tahoe Area "Early Tennis Image" Circa 1920
Located in Incline Village, NV
Vintage "Lake Tahoe Area Photograph", circa 1920, of a large group of people, (mostly women) practicing their tennis on what is likely being promoted as a brand new cement tennis court at a Lake Tahoe resort, with the line "Do you ever indulge in this sport" written in script at the bottom of the photograph. In addition to the lady's formal tennis attire of the day, what is of particular interest are the very fancy luxury touring cars off to the side; obviously "summer tennis camp for wealthy adults". Just another lovely day at Lake Tahoe. This is a wonderful image for those who collect Tahoe area images; in addition to those who are tennis and sports collecting...
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1920s American Other Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Original Vintage Photo; The Lake Tahoe Area "Inspiration Point" Circa 1930's
Located in Incline Village, NV
Vintage Lake Tahoe Area Photograph, circa 1930's, of a large group of people, (adults standing; children on horseback) in and around the popular "Inspirat...
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1930s American Other Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Original Circa 1914 Photo Lake Tahoe Area; Dining Room At Fallen Leaf Lake Lodge
Located in Incline Village, NV
Vintage Lake Tahoe Area Photograph, documented 1914 (Lake Tahoe Historical Society), of a gathering of four people, (three adults standing, and what looks...
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1910s American Other Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Monumental Enlarged Photo 'Great Palace of Fine Art
Located in Buffalo, NY
Very Evocative Enlarged Photo depicting The Great Palace of Fine arts , France.. Truly amazing photo.. apparently lifted from archival library.Purchased out of an estate, Label on ba...
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2010s American Industrial Hand-Crafted Photography

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Wood, Paper

Early Bruce of Los Angeles Male Model Physique Orig B&W Photograph
Located in Palm Springs, CA
It is becoming very rare to find a desirable original Bruce of Los Angeles vintage photograph. Especially with the iconic black and white checkerboard ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Beautiful Pair of M. Lynch Male Nude Model Original Photographs 2 Piece Set
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A rare set of original b & w photographs from our collection of vintage male nudes. This set of 2 photographs were purchased in the early 2000s. Mark Lynch was a talented photographer of male portraits and nudes from Texas. This model is extremely handsome and the photographs are spectacular. Signed on the verso with copyright owned by the artist/photographer. These 8x10 photographs have a 11x14 white acid free matt. Ready for framing. If you would like this framed for a gift, we can frame them in a simple black frame for $200/set. Without a frame, it is easy to be shipped UPS. Makes a great gift for collectors of Male Nude and Beefcake Physique photography. These high quality originals are very difficult to come by. They are NOT computer generated...
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Early 2000s American Modern Hand-Crafted Photography

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Original Vintage Photo; The Lake Tahoe Area "Group of People Sledding" Date 1931
Located in Incline Village, NV
Vintage Lake Tahoe Area Photograph, dated 1931, of a large group of 9 or 10 people sledding in a beautiful double horse drawn luxury sleigh, during a win...
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1930s American Other Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Original Vintage Photo of "Lake Tahoe with Snow and Trees" American, Dated 1905
Located in Incline Village, NV
Vintage Lake Tahoe photograph, dated 1905, shows the lake as viewed through trees and winter snow. Typical of that era is a desirable slight sepia to...
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Early 1900s American Other Antique Hand-Crafted Photography

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ANTIQUE ViCTORIAN VIOLINISTS PHOTO & PERIOD FRAME CASED INSIDE DISPLAY CASE
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this lovely, one of a kind Victorian photo of two young violinist girls in a period gilt frame which has been cased and protected in a secondary case with the original maker label to the back This is a very special and highly decorative piece, it really does give you a window into another time which is what great art should do, I love the setting, clothes and expressions, so timelessly Victorian! The condition is very good, there is some patina ware to the gilt frame and the outer case but otherwise its in fine order The makers label to the back reads as follows MANUFACTURED JOHN FROST CARVER, GILDER, & PRINTSELLER, AND WHOLESALE & RETAIL ARTISTS COLOURMAN 12 CLARE STREET BRISTOL SOLE AGENT FOR MINTORN’S MATERIALS FOR WAX FLOWERS...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Hand-Crafted Photography

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Glass, Wood

Arnold Newman Photo "The New Yorker Cartoonists"
Located in Sharon, CT
A large photographic reproduction print with Arnold Newman's signature in matrix of all The New Yorker Cartoonists as a group. Taken and printed in 1997. Each cartoonist received 2 of these prints, this one was Al Ross...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Hand-Crafted Photography

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Bruno of Hollywood B & W Original Nude Photograph Woman with Flowers, Framed
By Bruno Bernard (Bernard of Hollywood)
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful mid century modern nude by photographerBruno Bernard aka Bruno of Hollywood. His work is very collectible and hard to find these original prints while he was still alive ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Bruce of L.A. Original Vintage 50s Male Nude Signed Black & White Photograph
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Another original 8 x 10 black-and-white photograph by world, renowned photographer, Bruce Bellas AKA Bruce of L.A. we have sold many on 1st Dibs from our personal collection of 40+ y...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Vintage 1950s Original Male Physique Photograph by Bruce of Los Angeles
Located in Palm Springs, CA
An original iconic male physique photograph by legendary photographer Bruce Bellas aka Bruce of Los Angeles. Our collection (soon to be available on separate listings are all original (not copied from negative). This iconic image with a beach ball was one of the props that became synonymous with a Bruce Bellas photograph. Printed in the 1950s, the stamped images were printed when he was alive. They are the rare, sought after photographs prized by collectors of the genre. 8x 10 photograph, white matt, beautifully framed in classic black. Bio: An icon of gay art and one of the most famous names in physique photography, Bruce Bellas is remembered today as a pioneer of beefcake. Beginning in the 1940s and continuing until his death in 1974, Bellas photographed some of the most important figures in the world of physical culture; bodybuilders Steve Reeves, Bob McCune, and George Eiferman, and models Joe Dallesandro, Mark Nixon, and Brian Idol...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Douglas Kirkland "Golden Boy" Rare Male Nude Original Photograph
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A very rare and highly collectible fine art original photo in original frame. A 1997 Iris nash edition 11" x 14" photograph, signed on front by Douglas Kirkland (1934-2022). From G Ray Hawkins Gallery, Sant Monica, CA. entitled "Golden Boy...
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1990s American Modern Hand-Crafted Photography

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C1930 New Jersey Hunt Scene
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Early thirties photo op of a pair of successful New Jersey Hunters. Sepia style and the only photo that exists of this particular shot. Framed under glass.
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1930s American Adirondack Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Glass, Hardwood, Paper

Wallace Nutting, Pr. Hand Colored Landscape Photographs, Signed, USA, C.1921
Located in Chatham, ON
WALLACE NUTTING (1861-1941) - Pair of fine antique hand colored black and white New England landscape photographs - each mounted with sepia borders to backboards - near matching gilt...
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Early 20th Century American American Craftsman Hand-Crafted Photography

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Softwood, Paper, Glass

Sepia Photography of c1930 Hunters Including a Woman with a Shotgun Rare
Located in Port Jervis, NY
One of a kind photo depicting hunters in New Jersey during the depression. Two men and a woman which is a rare combination. Photo size is 14 x 11. In excellent condition with minimal...
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1930s American American Classical Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Glass, Hardwood, Paper

Antique & Handcrafted Pair of Moorish Arabic Motifs Inlaid Picture Photo Frames
Located in Lisse, NL
All handcrafted and very stylish pair of photo frames with inlaid Islamic designs. You don't necessary need to have an Arabic (inspired) interior to fall in love and decorate your home with these stunning Moorish picture frames. The workmanship is there for everyone to see and the combination of the warm colors of the wood and the inlaid shell simply is to die for. It is every antique sellers...
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Early 20th Century Moorish Hand-Crafted Photography

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Wood, Shell

Richly Carved Baroque Revival Italian Picture Frame with Scrolling Leaves & Vase
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning antique picture or photograph wall picture frame from the mid 1800's. This stylish and all handcrafted picture frame will make great decoration on your wall and with a work...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Baroque Revival Antique Hand-Crafted Photography

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Wood

George Platt Lynes Original B&W Photograph Portrait, Vogue Magazine
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This silver gelatin photograph was printed in New York City in the 1990s from the original negative. George Platt Lynes (1907 to 1955) was a legenda...
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1990s American Modern Hand-Crafted Photography

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Other

Pictorialist Sepia Tone Gelatin Silver Print Photograph Ballet Dancers, 1910
Located in Rochester, NY
Pictorialist gelatin silver print sepia tone photograph by Ned Hungerford, Rochester NY ( hand ink signed lower right ) theatrical subject matter female and male ballet...
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Early 1900s American Antique Hand-Crafted Photography

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Paper

New Jersey c1932 Car Crash Photo with Nearby Onlookers in 1932 Garb
Located in Port Jervis, NY
One off of a 1930 car crash in New Jersey during the depression. Taken from the original role of film. Onlookers galore dressed in period garb. Framed and re...
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1930s North American Industrial Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Glass, Hardwood, Paper

Antique & Unique French Colonial Walnut Picture Frame with Tunis Skyline Picture
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning and handcrafted picture frame with Arab/Islamic culture image. One of the most challenging things when decorating a home or a business, we think, is finding appropriate and...
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Early 20th Century French Arts and Crafts Hand-Crafted Photography

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Walnut, Glass

Photograph of USS Wilmette Warship, Late 1918 from Glenview Naval Air Station
Located in Chicago, IL
Photographs from the Glenview Naval Air Station, Glenview Illinois. Naval warfare: USS Wilmette After the sinking of the SS Eastland, at port of Chicago, the salvage was sold to the...
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1920s American Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Photograph of the USS New York, Naval Battleship, 1914-1948 Glenview Air Station
Located in Chicago, IL
Photograph of the U.S.S. New York was a Navy battleship and the lead ship of her class. Named after the state of New York, she was the first to carry the 14-inch, 45-caliber gun. The ship was part of the U.S. Navy which was dispatched to reinforce the British Fleet in the North Sea, at the later part of World War I. She was involved in at least two German U-boats incidents, and is the only US ship to have sunk a U-boat in the war. The USS New York provided naval support for the invasion of Iwo Jima...
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1920s American Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Fine Art Photography Bavaria Schwanthaler Theresienwiese Munich Ulrich Schmitt
Located in Munich, DE
Ulrich Schmitt, born in 1959, studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich (Academy of Fine Arts Munich) where he was a master student of Pro...
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2010s German Modern Hand-Crafted Photography

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Photograph of the U.S.S. Isla De Cuba Warship from Glenview Naval Air Station
Located in Chicago, IL
Removed to the Glenview Naval Air Station in Glenview, Illinois that closed in 1995. The USS Isla de Cuba was a former Spanish Navy cruiser, captured by and commissioned into the Uni...
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1890s American Antique Hand-Crafted Photography

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Ulrich Schmitt Fine Art Photography Bavaria V Schwanthaler Munich
Located in Munich, DE
Ulrich Schmitt, born in 1959, studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich (Academy of Fine Arts Munich) where he was a master student of Prof...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Hand-Crafted Photography

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Ulrich Schmitt Fine Art Photography Bavaria VI Schwanthaler Theresienwiese
Located in Munich, DE
Ulrich Schmitt, born in 1959, studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich (Academy of Fine Arts Munich) where he was a master student of Prof...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hand-Crafted Photography

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Vintage CA State Division International Association for ID Photograph circa 1930
Located in San Francisco, CA
California State Division International Association for Identification vintage photo, circa 1930 Dimensions 33.5" wide x 7.5" high The frame measures: 34.5" wide x 9" high A wide angle group photo taken at the Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, California This organization is a professional association dedicated to the application of the Forensic Sciences in the Law Enforcement...
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Early 20th Century North American Hand-Crafted Photography

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Ulrich Schmitt Fine Art Photography Petroselinum I
Located in Munich, DE
Ulrich Schmitt, born in 1959, studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich (Academy of Fine Arts Munich) where he was a master student of Prof...
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2010s German Hand-Crafted Photography

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Youssef Nabil "Mohamed with Eyes Closed 2002" Digital Lambda Print, 'Signed'
Located in New York, NY
"Mohamed with Eyes Closed, 2002", large Digital Lambda Print, casting year 2001, Egypt (edition 1 of 3, signed, “Youssef Nabil 1/3 Cairo 2001” on back of photograph). The frame is so...
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Early 2000s Egyptian Modern Hand-Crafted Photography

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Oak, Paint, Paper

Signed Bruce Metcalfe Framed Art Deco Black and White Photograph "Thistletown"
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This framed black and white photograph was done by the well-recognized Canadian photographer, Bruce Metcalfe in circa 1930 in the period Art Deco style. Bruce Metcalfe is known for h...
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Early 20th Century Canadian Art Deco Hand-Crafted Photography

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Mixed Media work of art .Robert Rotar. Germany 1970s.
By Robert Rotar
Located in Köln, NW
Artwork Mixed Media by Robert Rotar (1926-1999). Germany 1970s. Robert Rotar was a well known German painter, artist and photographer. His works are represented in numerous importan...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Wood, Paper

Douglas of Detroit Rare B & W Original 1950s Male Model Nude Photograph
By David Martin, Bruce Bellas
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A very rare original male nude by legendary photographer Douglas of Detroit. As most of his photos and negatives were destroyed by the police in Detroit, it is very hard to find orig...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Vintage 1950s Male Original Nude Photo of Brothers Playing Records
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A rare original b & w photograph of 2 brothers listening to records on the floor nude. Many decades ago we saw a second image from this series and it was listed as the models were brothers. Listening to Les Baxter and Dinah Washington albums! Mid 1950s. I believe the photo to be an “Athletic Model Guild” photo, a competitor of the equally famous, Bruce Bellas aka Bruce of Los Angeles. The 8x10 photograph has a 11x14 white acid free matt. Ready for framing. If you would like this framed for a gift, we can frame it in a simple black frame for $100. Without a frame, it is easy to be shipped UPS. Makes a great gift for collectors of Male Nude and Beefcake Physique photography. These high quality originals are very difficult to come by. They are NOT computer generated...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Early B & W Original Bruce of LA Male Nude Photograph Rare Studio Stamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A rare early B & W orig photograph from Bruce Bellas. This tasteful nude is a horizontal image of a handsome blond male model. The verso has the early stamp with PO Box in Los Angele...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Pair of Vintage Male Nude Original B & W Photographs Matched Set “Gus”
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A rare set of male nudes done in the early 2000s by photographer, John Falocco. We have owned these in our personal collection since 2005. A beautiful pair of hand printed black and ...
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Early 2000s American Modern Hand-Crafted Photography

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Original and Rare Vintage 1950s Male Nude From the collection of Dave Martin SF
By David Martin
Located in Palm Springs, CA
We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Dave Martin at his San Francisco apartment in the early 2000s. We had been collecting original male physique photography for decades, and found out about Mr. Martin’s amazing work after a coffee table book came out with his personal photography collection that finally allowed him the fame and accolades of his amazing body of work. Mr. Martin was a charming man with the most amazing and interesting stories, and we spent an entire afternoon with him. We got along so well, we ended up taking him to lunch, not knowing if we were going to be able to buy any of his work, surprisingly, after we went back to his apartment, and he offered many of his personal favorites to us all printed by Mr. Martin himself. The photographs had handwritten notes of photographs with details about their sports and interest. Mr. Martin was not only amazingly talented, he was a pioneer, that enabled future photographers decades after to continue this genre of photography which will always have it’s place in American History. He and others went through harassment, arrests, and even physical harm to produce and sell their photos. We hope you like these rare, original handprinted collectible photographs that are a part of the history of male physique photography by one of the pioneers that inspired, so many to this day. This is the first time these photographs have been offered for sale. 8 x 10 handprinted B & W photograph by Mr. Martin himself. Photograph printed and Matt paper with a 11 x 14 white acid free matt. Ready for framing. Please inquire if you would like image framed for gift giving. Model: the very handsome Craig Cunningham photographed in 1960. BIO: DAVE MARTIN Martin opened his studio in San Francisco in 1951. In the 1940s he met Lon Hannigan of New York who was at the time acknowledge to be the best photographer of the male male...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Vintage Bruce of Los Angeles Matched Pair Original B & W Male Photographs Set
Located in Palm Springs, CA
It is very rare to find a desirable iconic two piece set of original Bruce of Los Angeles vintage photographs. Especially with the iconic beach ball pr...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Vintage Bruce of Los Angeles Matched Set Original B & W Male Photograph Set
Located in Palm Springs, CA
It is very rare to find a desirable iconic two piece set of original Bruce of Los Angeles vintage photographs. Especially with the iconic early work of...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Bruce of Los Angeles Rare Male Duo Studio Stamped Orig B&W 1950s Photograph
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Another original RARE studio stamped 8 x 10 black-and-white photograph by world, renowned photographer, Bruce Bellas AKA Bruce of L.A. we have sold many on 1st Dibs from our personal...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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George Machado Orig B&WPhotograph Male Portrait “One of a Kind Collage” Series
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This is one of the series of original black-and-white photographs “collage series” being offered for sale for the first time. George Machado was the menswear designer of Zylos George Machado. During his 25 year career, he photographed many of the top male models in the business from 1986 through 1999. This particular photograph (11”x 14” silver gelatin photograph) was the actual photograph (plate 43) used in his first coffee table book “Masculine” published by Crown Publishers, a division of Random House, NY. . Taken in 1997, New York City. This model was a male model from Boss modeling agency. all the photographs currently for sale and used in the book. were printed in 1997 from the original negative, long before computer generated prints. In 2010, Machado started making modern art collages...
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1990s American Modern Hand-Crafted Photography

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Vintage 1950s Female “Nude on Swing” Hand Toned Green Original Photograph Framed
By Bruno Bernard (Bernard of Hollywood)
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This photograph was part of a large collection purchased in the Hollywood hills in the early 90s. All the photographs were mid-century 1950s original photographs largely of male and...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Nicola Majocchi Photograph Safari Fashion, 2001
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Our gallery is pleased to be have the opportunity to represent the internationally renowned Photographer Nicola Majocchi. The photograph is stretched and framed in a black wood free ...
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Early 2000s American Hand-Crafted Photography

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Canvas

Vintage Pat Milo Male Physique Nude Portrait Original Photograph
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A rare collection of original black and white photographs purchased in 1996 that were printed in 1996. They were custom ordered and only maximum of 3 were made. The photographs are beautifully printed. Pat Milo was a “artistic” male nude/physique photographer. He was more about making a beautiful photograph, been shooting men mood for the sake of being nude. Truly one of our favorite photographers we have collected. Photo: 8 x 10 with white matt. 16 x 20 black frame. Model: Dan Touemshay / Series 269 Biographical Note: Pat Milo (James Patrick) was born in 1911 into a large, Irish Catholic...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Hand-Crafted Photography

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Bruce of L.A. (Bruce Bellas) Original 50s Male Nude Photograph Masculine Model
Located in Palm Springs, CA
From an important 25 plus year collection of Male Physique and Beefcake photography, iconic image of masculine male model holding metal chain.. Printed in the 1960s and are all signed by the studio on verso when Mr. Bruce Bellas aka Bruce of LA was alive. Beautifully, professionally framed. Double white mat and simple black frame. All original photos are 8 x 10. Framed 16.50" W x 19" H. Please see other listings for more photographs from this collection available for sale for the 1st time. These listing photographs are very hard to shoot under glass. They are sharp, clear photographs printed the old fashioned way, by hand in the late 50s and early 60s. BIO: Bruce Harry Bellas (July 7, 1909 – July 1974) was an American photographer. He was influential in his work with male physiques and nudes. Bellas was well known under the pseudonym Bruce of Los Angeles. History and influence Bruce Harry Bellas was born in Alliance, Nebraska on July 7, 1909. He worked as a chemistry teacher there until 1947, when he began photographing bodybuilders in Los Angeles, California, beginning with taking pictures of bodybuilding competitions. In 1956, Bellas launched his own magazine, The Male Figure. Among physique photographers, Bellas' work was noted for having a distinctly campy, tongue-in-cheek sensibility. Bellas also produced a number of early homoerotic 8 mm films with titles such as Cowboy Washup and Big Gun for Hire. Bellas was known to travel around the country, finding new models to photograph and also personally delivering nude photographs to customers, since they were liable to be seized by postal inspectors if sent through the mail. An extensive archive of Bellas' nude male physique...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Bruce of LA Original 1950s Male Physique Photo Model Barry Adkins
Located in Palm Springs, CA
From a important 25 plus years collection of Male Physique and Beefcake Photography, Image # 8 of male model Barry Adkins. Printed in the 1960s and are all signed by the studio when Mr. Bruce Bellas aka Bruce of LA was alive. Beautifully, professionally framed. Double white mat and simple black frame. All orig photos are 8 x 10. Framed: 16.50" W x 19" H. Other images from this L.A gallery show on separate listings... please check often while we list more every week. These photographs are very hard to shoot under glass. They are sharp, clear photographs printed the old fashioned way, by hand in the late 50s and early 60s. BIO: Bruce Harry Bellas (July 7, 1909 – July 1974) was an American photographer. He was influential in his work with male physiques and nudes. Bellas was well known under the pseudonym Bruce of Los Angeles. History and influence: Bruce Harry Bellas was born in Alliance, Nebraska on July 7, 1909. He worked as a chemistry teacher there until 1947, when he began photographing bodybuilders in Los Angeles, California, beginning with taking pictures of bodybuilding competitions. In 1956, Bellas launched his own magazine, The Male Figure. Among physique photographers, Bellas' work was noted for having a distinctly campy, tongue-in-cheek sensibility. Bellas also produced a number of early homoerotic 8 mm films with titles such as Cowboy Washup and Big Gun for Hire. Bellas was known to travel around the country, finding new models to photograph and also personally delivering nude photographs to customers, since they were liable to be seized by postal inspectors if sent through the mail. An extensive archive of Bellas' nude male physique...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Bruce of L.A. (Bruce Bellas) Original 50s Male Nude Photograph Handsome Model
Located in Palm Springs, CA
From an important 25 plus year collection of Male Physique and Beefcake photography, image # 7 of handsome male model Bill Gregory. Printed in the 1960s and are all signed by the studio on verso when Mr. Bruce Bellas aka Bruce of LA was alive. Beautifully, professionally framed. Double white mat and simple black frame. All original photos are 8 x 10. Framed 16.50" W x 19" H. Please see other listings for more photographs from this collection available for sale for the 1st time. These listing photographs are very hard to shoot under glass. They are sharp, clear photographs printed the old fashioned way, by hand in the late 50s and early 60s. BIO: Bruce Harry Bellas (July 7, 1909 – July 1974) was an American photographer. He was influential in his work with male physiques and nudes. Bellas was well known under the pseudonym Bruce of Los Angeles. History and influence Bruce Harry Bellas was born in Alliance, Nebraska on July 7, 1909. He worked as a chemistry teacher there until 1947, when he began photographing bodybuilders in Los Angeles, California, beginning with taking pictures of bodybuilding competitions. In 1956, Bellas launched his own magazine, The Male Figure. Among physique photographers, Bellas' work was noted for having a distinctly campy, tongue-in-cheek sensibility. Bellas also produced a number of early homoerotic 8 mm films with titles such as Cowboy Washup and Big Gun for Hire. Bellas was known to travel around the country, finding new models to photograph and also personally delivering nude photographs to customers, since they were liable to be seized by postal inspectors if sent through the mail. An extensive archive of Bellas' nude male physique...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Michael Roberts Original Photograph "Michel Nude" Hamilton's London, 1989
Located in Palm Springs, CA
MICHAEL ROBERTS (1947-2023) PLEASE NOTE: This photograph is a one of a kind original photograph. Every photograph in the show was available to purchase, and only one of each was printed. This large black and white hand printed silver gelatin photograph of "Michel Nude" by the legendary fashion icon, Michael Roberts, London. This image was part of a Michael Roberts show in 1989 at Hamilton's gallery, London. Signed on back. Black metal simple frame. Image: 15" x 19", framed: 22' x 26". This image is one of two that were in the gallery show in London. The images from the show were very rare and now highly sought after and collected after Mr. Robert's death but there are NONE available to purchase. These two images were purchased from that Exhibit from Hamiltons. The second one, "Nude of Michel" is available on separate listing. We hope they are purchased together as they were hung next to each other in the exhibit. MICHAEL ROBERTS: The preferred medium of the fashion journalist Michael Roberts was Canson art paper, which he scissored freehand into crisp-cut collages, or snipped into minute dots to reassemble into mosaics, for magazine covers or book illustrations. His art, bit by bit putting it together, reflected his life in fashion. He wrote about it, commissioned unexpected others to do so, photographed for media and ads, and charmed cranky legendary lensmen into snapping for him. He could source the clothes, choose the crazy locale, stage the shoot’s story, and write a witty critique of the enterprise. He was also always the most elegant person involved, effortlessly cool. Roberts, who has died aged 75, never bothered with a résumé, since every new role or venture seemed to just develop, but they totted up to a serious career. He was a writer on the Sunday Times in the 1970s, when new couture catwalk drama and heightened designer celebrity demanded a fashion voice that was both theatre critic and gossip columnist. Then from 1979 he was art and style director of Tatler magazine, when the editor, Tina Brown...
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1980s English Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Bruce of L.A. (Bruce Bellas) Original 1950s Studio Photograph Male Nude
Located in Palm Springs, CA
From an important 25 plus year collection of Male Physique and Beefcake photography, an iconic image done by Bruce in the studio with model posing on the iconic black and white floor, showing off his masculine back.. Printed in the 1960s and are all signed by the studio on verso when Mr. Bruce Bellas aka Bruce of LA was alive. Beautifully, professionally framed. Double white mat and simple black frame. All original photos are 8 x 10. Framed 16.50" W x 19" H. Please see other listings for more photographs from this collection available for sale for the 1st time. These listing photographs are very hard to shoot under glass. They are sharp, clear photographs printed the old fashioned way, by hand in the late 50s and early 60s. BIO: Bruce Harry Bellas (July 7, 1909 – July 1974) was an American photographer. He was influential in his work with male physiques and nudes. Bellas was well known under the pseudonym Bruce of Los Angeles. History and influence Bruce Harry Bellas was born in Alliance, Nebraska on July 7, 1909. He worked as a chemistry teacher there until 1947, when he began photographing bodybuilders in Los Angeles, California, beginning with taking pictures of bodybuilding competitions. In 1956, Bellas launched his own magazine, The Male Figure. Among physique photographers, Bellas' work was noted for having a distinctly campy, tongue-in-cheek sensibility. Bellas also produced a number of early homoerotic 8 mm films with titles such as Cowboy Washup and Big Gun for Hire. Bellas was known to travel around the country, finding new models to photograph and also personally delivering nude photographs to customers, since they were liable to be seized by postal inspectors if sent through the mail. An extensive archive of Bellas' nude male physique...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Michael Roberts Original Photograph "Michel Greek Toga" Hamilton's London, 1989
Located in Palm Springs, CA
PLEASE NOTE: This original photo from the amazing Michael Roberts exhibition at Hamilton's Gallery in London, England of "Michel in a Toga" was used in promotional pieces for the exhibit. It is signed/ nuymbered 1/25, but this is the actual photograph from the exhibit, and no other image was made/printed. IT IS AN AMAZING IMAGE. * This image of Michel wearing a sheer greek key toga. He is nude underneath and although subtle, it is a nude. Michel was a high fashion male model thet Michael Roberts adored and used him for many fashion campains for Joeph's London. A rare large black and white hand printed silver gelatin photograph of Michel by the legendary fashion icon, Michael Roberts, London. This image was part of a Michael Roberts show in 1989 at Hamilton's gallery, London. Signed on back. Black metal simple frame. Image: 15" x 19", framed: 22' x 26". This image was in the gallery show in London.The images from the show are very rare and now highly sought after and collected after Mr. Robert's death. two images were purchased from that Exhibit. The second one, "Nude of Michel" is available on separate listing. We hope they are purchased together as they were hung next to each other in the exhibit. MICHAEL ROBERTS: The preferred medium of the fashion journalist Michael Roberts was Canson art paper, which he scissored freehand into crisp-cut collages, or snipped into minute dots to reassemble into mosaics, for magazine covers or book illustrations. His art, bit by bit putting it together, reflected his life in fashion. He wrote about it, commissioned unexpected others to do so, photographed for media and ads, and charmed cranky legendary lensmen into snapping for him. He could source the clothes, choose the crazy locale, stage the shoot’s story, and write a witty critique of the enterprise. He was also always the most elegant person involved, effortlessly cool. Roberts, who has died aged 75, never bothered with a résumé, since every new role or venture seemed to just develop, but they totted up to a serious career. He was a writer on the Sunday Times in the 1970s, when new couture catwalk drama and heightened designer celebrity demanded a fashion voice that was both theatre critic and gossip columnist. Then from 1979 he was art and style director of Tatler magazine, when the editor, Tina Brown...
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1980s English Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Paper

Ralph Eugene Meatyard, 'Dolls and Masks'
By Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Located in Sharon, CT
First Edition, First Printing. Limited Edition to 30 copies with contemporary gelatin silver print "Untitled 1962", signed and numbered from the Artist's Estate by Christopher Meatya...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Expressionist Hand-Crafted Photography

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Paper

Bruce of L.A.Original 1950s Male Physique Photograph Model Handsome Bill Gregory
Located in Palm Springs, CA
From an important 25 plus year collection of Male Physique and Beefcake photography, image # 7 of handsome male model Bill Gregory. Printed in the 1960s ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Other

Pair of Original B&W Male Nude Silver Gelatin Photographs 1996 by George Machado
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of original B&W photographs being offered for sale for the first time. Taken by fashion designer/photographer George Machado from his book “Masculine” by Crown Publishers, NYC,1997. This diptych was printed in two sizes and selected in the final edit of he book. Hand printed the old fashion way. These photographs were printed in 1996 from the original negatives. 5 x 7 photos...
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1990s American Modern Hand-Crafted Photography

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Paper

Pair of Italian Midcentury Photographs in Black and White of 2 Mannequins, 1960s
Located in Salzburg, AT
Pair of Italian midcentury photographs in black and white of 2 mannequins 1960s Very expressive staged mannequins that look almost like real people. The charm of the 60s is clear, the distinctive faces captivating even in black and white. The photographs are freely placed on a small base and then framed with an off-white cardboard background. The handmade 2.0cm wide black frame dresses...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Crafted Photography

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Francois Rousseau Habibi NYC, "Big Apple, 28th June" # 1 of 5 Large Format Photo
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Francois Rousseau (b.1967). Title: Habibi NYC, "Big Apple, 28th June". Large format photography. Numbered 1 of 5. Signed in the back. 1-Habibi, N...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Hand-Crafted Photography

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Paper

Arthur English, Hand Colored Photograph, Signed, South Africa, circa 1950's
Located in Chatham, ON
Arthur English - Mid Century original hand colored landscape photograph - dry mounted to paper board - unframed - signed lower/right by the photographer/artist - South Africa - circa...
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Mid-20th Century South African Mid-Century Modern Hand-Crafted Photography

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Paint, Paper

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