An eclectic mix of book collecting and dealing, gay life, gay sex, science fiction and victorian photographs
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Vintage Male Nude Photo
I don't usually post fully nude photographs on this blog but I think with the absence of dangly bits we will make an exception with this wonderful little item that arrived today in the post. Clearly intended to have religious inference as "The Baptism" is written in French on the verso but it's not entirely clear who the third protagonist is intended to be if this is meant to be a representation of the Baptism of Christ by John the Baptist. It was sold with anther photo from the same series which showed a veiled nude figure from the back preaching in a landscape. An arresting and extremely unusual image.
I am a bookcollector, bookdealer, publisher and writer living in Portsmouth on the South Coast of the UK.
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