[Gay Ephemera, Pre-Stonewall] PHYSIQUE PHOTO COLLECTORS. List # 72. New List Published Every 60 Days!! New York: Box 11, Canarsie Station, Brooklyn: Jan. Feb. Mar 67. Price $2.00. Four pieces of ephemera, counting the envelope. A social networking mechanism for gay men in the pre-Stonewall era was to belong to a “physique photo collectors club,” for a fee of $2.00, a man could add his name to a list of men who shared his interests. The 42 members of this list were all over the United States, here’s a sampling of places: Homedale, Idaho; Hickory, N.C.; Ishpewing [sic Ishpeming], Michigan.
- Physique Collectors Photo List Jan. Feb. Mar. 67, 1 sheet, 2 pages of the names and addresses of the 42 male members.
- A Studio 7 Catalogue, P.O. Box 213 Durban, South Africa, “Studio 7 is proud to offer you a selection of Durban’s finest young physical specimens. All photographed in and around the Holiday City of South Africa. Price 5/- or 75 American cents or the equivalent per slide. With a self-addressed airmail envelope to Studio 7.
Envelope marked “Personal” with “Physique Photo Collectors” stamped where the address would be, with another stamp “List # [P.72] New List Published Every 60 Days!!” below in the lower right-hand corner, with “P72” added in red pencil. Condition fine.
H Lynn Womack’s INTERNATIONAL GUILD GUIDE GIG 67 Rare Surviving Pre-Stonewall Print Copy International Gay Guide for 1967
Gender and Equal Rights Pioneer Anna Elizabeth Dickinson Two Signed Quotes and Photo
Irène Halsman Four Large Etchings of Nude Liberated Rubensesque Women Celebrating Women’s Liberation by Making Music
Felicien Rops Original Drawing DETRITUS HUMAIN OU LA FILLE DU REGIMENT