|Description: 29 original photographs from the Western Photography Guild, selections from Series 10, 17, 21 and 24. The prints are 4" x 5" and 5 1/2" x 7", pasted into a period photo album measuring 9 ¼” x 8 ¼”. Item #P00080.
The Western Photography Guild was a male physique photography studio founded by Don Whitman (1917-1998) in Denver, Colorado after WWII. WPG sold photosets in the mail, their first advertisement appeared in “Strength and Health” magazine in 1947. The Colorado landscape often served as a back drop to Whitman's photography, as it neatly reinforced the idea of the rugged American male.
Condition: Fine condition, though all of the photographs are laid down. Two photographs are partially lifting off the paper and the WPG stamp is visible on the verso.