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Vintage Photography

  • Crawford Barton: Vintage Photo of Larry Lara
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    Rare vintage photo by Crawford Barton of his lover, Larry Lara.

    Black and white photo c. late 1970s.
    8" x 10" with studio stamp and handwritten printer notes on the verso. Unfortunately we don't know what publication this appeared in.

    In very good condition.

    50% of the proceeds from the sale of this photo will be donated to the GLBT Historical Society.

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  • Crawford Barton: Vintage Photo of Steve Edwards
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    Rare vintage photo by Crawford Barton of Steve Edwards.

    Black and white photo c. late 1970s.
    8" x 10" with handwritten notes identifying the model on the verso. 

    In very good condition.

    50% of the proceeds from the sale of this photo will be donated to the GLBT Historical Society.

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  • Crawford Barton: Vintage Photo of Steve with Marijuana
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    Rare vintage photo by Crawford Barton of Steve Edwards with Marijuana Plant

    Black and white photo c. late 1970s.
    8" x 10". No marks on the verso.

    In very good condition.

    50% of the proceeds from the sale of this photo will be donated to the GLBT Historical Society.

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  • Denny of San Francisco: Vintage Photo of Vince Gironda
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    In 1950s San Francisco, Denny Denfield photographed thousands of handsome and muscular young men, though he’s less well-known than other physique photographers of the era.

    This photo of Vincent Anselmo "Vince" Gironda (November 9, 1917 – October 18, 1997) is identified on the verso.

    “The Iron Guru” was a professional bodybuilder, personal trainer, and author. The owner of Vince's Gym, he trained such stars as Larry Scott, Lou Ferrigno, Frank Zane and Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

    Silver gelatin print on linen textured, heavyweight paper c. early 1950s.

    7 1/2" x 9 1/2" with studio stamp on the verso.

    In very good condition overall but please note there is a 1" long tear at the bottom left side (visible in scan).

     

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  • Mel Roberts: Vintage Photo of Man in Red Jacket
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    Rare early vintage photo by Mel Roberts. 

    Color photo c. 1966.

    3 1/2" x 5" with Mel's studio stamp/disclaimer: A REFERENCE PHOTO for; Artists & Physical Culturists on the verso.

    In good condition. Note the top corners both have bends, slightly affecting the image area top right.

     

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  • Mel Roberts: Vintage Photo of Ron Brouillette
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    Rare vintage photo by Mel Roberts of one of his favorite models, Ron Brouillette. You can see more of Ron in "California Boys."

    Color photo c. 1966.

    5" x 7" with Mel's studio stamp/disclaimer: A REFERENCE PHOTO for; Artists & Physical Culturists. Yes, Mel had some run-ins with the cops.

    In very good condition.

     

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  • Vintage Photo of Bart Horne by Bruce of Los Angeles
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    Early vintage photo by Bruce of LA of Bart Horne seated on a wooden chair. 

    Silver gelatin print on linen textured heavyweight paper. Undated c. 1970.

    5" x 7" with studio stamp on the verso.

    In good condition (note a couple small defects near the bottom right and bottom edge of print).

     

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  • Western Photo Guild: Vintage Photo Lambert and McIntosh
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    Early vintage photo by Western Photography Guild. A composition that's classic WPG: two male nudes in an outdoor setting. Stan McIntosh and Phil Lambert (right) are posed with knees bent and arms akimbo, muscles glistening in the sunshine.

    Series 6, No. 8. sepia toned photo c. 1950s. Silver gelatin print on linen textured heavyweight paper.

    4" x 6" with studio stamp on the verso (no zip code).

    In fine condition.

     

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  • Western Photo Guild: Vintage Photo of Man Reclining
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    Early vintage photo by Western Photography Guild. Ronnie Moore?

    Series 6, No. 6. sepia toned photo c. 1950s. Silver gelatin print on linen textured heavyweight paper.

    4" x 6" with studio stamp on the verso (no zip code).

    In fine condition.

     

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