Thursday, January 21, 2021

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous - Early 20th Century Men via Larry K.

The always helpful Larry K. now has his own blog at ,
but he continues to generously help me with photo contributions.  Today we look at some early 20th Century photos that are quite diverse, and the first shows a man displaying his fists prominently.  Disclosure:  I removed yellowing and increased contrast for a clearer image.



  1. He looks like he is trying to emulate a classical statue.

  2. Position assez curieuse qu'a ce modèle... Je pense qu'il n'a pas remarqué que son partenaire était retourné au vestiaire Lol
    Quite curious position this model has ... I think he did not notice that his partner had returned to the locker room Lol

  3. Magical. Sometime around 1900 this pale young man, I'm guessing already an art model, volunteered for this photograph. Lovely..

    1. I find it a good photo, too, and maybe part of the charm is wondering about exactly what he was pretending to do.

    2. I think it is just a tension/stretch pose. As usual with these a strong sense of affinity across the years.

    3. I'd love to see more of him.