An eclectic mix of book collecting and dealing, gay life, gay sex, science fiction and victorian photographs
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Lehnert & Landrock Joy
I know, I know, it's a trifle unusual to see images of pretty young women on this blog! However, regular readers might remember that R and I are collectors of postcards and other images by the German duo Lehnert & Landrock, a couple of enterprising guys who packed up their cameras at the turn of the nineteenth century and headed of the the Middle East and North Africa to start taking photos of the people and the places. We were at a local postcard and ephemera fair today and usually, we don't expect great things from local fairs in terms of Lehnert & Landrock because it tends to be the same dealers that one see every time and we have pretty much cleared them out of these cards. But something changed today and we struck a particularly rich seam, pulling over 30 cards out of the boxes in the course of about an hour, of which these are some of the most colourful...
I am a bookcollector, bookdealer, publisher and writer living in Portsmouth on the South Coast of the UK.
This blog is my personal space for the recording of my numerous interests including science-fiction, victorian and vintage photography, gay literature, book design, typography, homoerotic artwork, the Amazon river, the books of Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo), Forrest Reid, sundry gay Victorian and Edwardian characters, Slash Fiction, Samuel R Delany, Vintage swimwear, Willard Price, Venice, and so on...
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