Vintage Gay LON Hanagan LOT 11 orig 8×5 Photo Cards BEEFCAKE Male Physique

Vintage Gay LON Hanagan LOT 11 orig 8x5 Photo Cards BEEFCAKE Male Physique

Vintage Gay LON Hanagan LOT 11 orig 8x5 Photo Cards BEEFCAKE Male Physique

Vintage Gay LON Hanagan LOT 11 orig 8x5 Photo Cards BEEFCAKE Male Physique

Vintage Gay LON Hanagan LOT 11 orig 8x5 Photo Cards BEEFCAKE Male Physique

Vintage Gay LON Hanagan LOT 11 orig 8x5 Photo Cards BEEFCAKE Male Physique

Vintage Gay LON Hanagan LOT 11 orig 8x5 Photo Cards BEEFCAKE Male Physique

Vintage Gay LON Hanagan LOT 11 orig 8x5 Photo Cards BEEFCAKE Male Physique

Vintage Gay LON Hanagan LOT 11 orig 8x5 Photo Cards BEEFCAKE Male Physique

Vintage Gay LON Hanagan LOT 11 orig 8x5 Photo Cards BEEFCAKE Male Physique

Vintage Gay LON Hanagan LOT 11 orig 8x5 Photo Cards BEEFCAKE Male Physique

Vintage Gay LON Hanagan LOT 11 orig 8x5 Photo Cards BEEFCAKE Male Physique

Vintage Gay LON Alonzo Hanagan LOT 11 orig 8×5 Photo Cards BEEFCAKE Physique Art. “Catalog card” lot of studio portraits by. Lon of New York (aka Alonzo Hanagan). Produced circa late-1940s-to-early-1950s, t. His is a large lot of 11 unique photo card sheets, each with 8 photos of male physique models. They are glossy black-and-whites with tonal variety; the backs are blank. They were produced to advertise Hanagan. S pieces for sale. There are a total of 88 b&w images, each measuring 1-1/2. Each sheet measures about 8 long x 4-3/4 high and is scored in center, intended to be divided into photo cards that measures 4 x 4-3/4 (in other words, these 11 sheets would comprise 22 4 x 4-3/4 photo cards). All are pictured below. Models include Ray Anderson, Steven Wengryn, Vincent Plumeri, Seymour Koenig, and Vincent Taffaro. From a smoke free home. This lot is in beautiful condition! One sheet has very slight shallow creasing and creases to upper left and lower right corners; the Vincent Plumeri sheet has less than a fleabite nick on upper left edge; the Seymour Koenig has crease in upper right corner and light wear to lower left. Very faint and slight corner wear on some sheets. All sheets are curled from sitting on shelf but lie straight under glass if framed. Alonzo James Hanagan, the photographer known as Lon of New York, was born on December 20, 1911 to Frank and Elizabeth Hanagan of Lexington, Massachusetts. In his photographic work, Lon would mimic the classical sculpture poses and themes, and his work in turn would influence many of the artists and bodybuilders who worked throughout the 1940s and 1950s. While studying at the Julliard School of Music, Lon met Sansone and quickly became a part of his circle of friends. Around this time, Lon also met the physique photographer Gebbe (Robert Gebhart) whose work he had admired in physique magazines. Lon began photographing models and his work soon began appearing in magazines. Between 1941 and 1945, Lon’s work appeared on thirteen magazine covers, including Strength and Health, Your Physique and Superman. Around this time, he also offered his first portfolio series, entitled “Photographic Statuary, ” which featured his best 8×10-inch photographs of ideal figures adorned only with a fig leaf painted on the original print by his friend and neighbor, George Quaintance. In the late-1940s, he opened a studio on 7th Street and 5th Avenue. Lon continued to work through the 1950s, editing and publishing several magazines including Men and Art, Star Models and Male Model Parade. _gsrx_vers_836 GS 7.0.14 (836). The item “Vintage Gay LON Hanagan LOT 11 orig 8×5 Photo Cards BEEFCAKE Male Physique” is in sale since Thursday, March 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Art\Art Photographs”. The seller is “saint_matilda” and is located in Canton, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Date of Creation: 1900-1949
  • Originality: Original
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Subject: Bodybuilding
  • Style: Physique Photography
  • Size: Mini (up to 6in.)
  • Height (Inches): 4.75″
  • Width (Inches): 8″
  • Artist: Alonzo “Lon” Hannagan
  • Color Type: Black & White
  • Region of Origin: United States
  • Quantity Type: Multi-Piece Work

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