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Edwin F. Townsend (American)
LOT ID: 57442
Tony Sansone - Masculinity, ie. circa 1939

Silver Print, toned gelatin silver print
9 х 7.5 in. (22.86 x 19.05 cm.)
Inscribed, numeral 401 in pencil verso.
Print/Casting Year ie. circa 1939
Lot description
Edwin F. Townsend, Tony Sansone, from Studies in Masculinity Series, c. 1939. Vintage toned gelatin silver print on heavy weight paper, 9 x 7.5 inches (22.9 x 19.1 cm). Numeric notation verso.

Tony Sansone (1905-1987) was the first male physique icon and the most admired bodybuilder of his time.

Physique photographer Edwin Townsend and Sansone collaborated in 1932 and in 1935 to produce the books "Modern Classic" and "Rhythm", respectively, both illustrating the figurative imagery of Sansone.
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