When the physique era of the 1940's and 50's came along, most those great photographers,
whether by design or coincidence, mimicked many of the poses used in 19th Century academic art. Today I begin our Friday art themed double feature with five of my favorite physique
photos of men with staffs, a motif which shows up again and again in both genres.
We start with Victor Rubin in a seated pose as photographed by Lon of New York.