Western Photography Guild Photo Album of 29 Physique Photographs from Series 10, 17, 21 and 24.

Western Photography Guild Photo Album of 29 Physique Photographs from Series 10, 17, 21 and 24.
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Price: $850.00

Description

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.