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Sunday, May 3, 2020

Werner Bandi and Bob Steffen, Intermission


When Switzerland legalized homosexual acts in 1942,  Werner Bandi took advantage of that fact and a rather vague age of consent concept that apparently varied from canton to canton to take up a relationship with Alfred "Bob" Steffen who was still in school.  For the next 17 years, the two of them traveled together and lived together off and on with Werner frequently taking high quality photographs of Bob, mostly nude, but sometimes clothed or in fancy dress.  Here they are with Werner's car, a vitrually unheard of luxury in 1940's Switzerland.

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