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Guide to the Dave Martin Photographs of Male Nudes
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Martin's photos are of young men, indoors and out, including body builders, college athletes, military and law enforcement men. He refers to his photography genre in a recently published book as male physique photography, tracing the history of the genre back to the 1920s, 30s and 40s.
Dave Martin became San Francisco's first photographer to specialize in male nude physique studies when he opened his Sacramento Street studio in San Francisco in 1952.
12.5 linear ft. 21 manuscript boxes, 3 flat boxes (ca. 2600 photographs)
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