Quaintance
Quaintance, better known for his paintings than his photographs, was a featured artist in the early Physique Pictorials until his untimely death in the mid-1950s. Quaintance reproduced images of several of the models he used in his paintings and Bredlau, Spahn and Hambly were a few of the most popular. If interested, address inquiries to theguys@bigkugels.com. Learn more about Beefcake-era photography by visiting other sites, reading book reviews and purchasing titles of interest from our Links & Books page.

These 8X10-inch photographs feature model Harry Hambly and date from the late 1940s or early '50s. The photos were featured in the Summer 1956 issue of Grecian Guild Pictorial.

"Harry Hambly with Hands in Air"
circa 1950s, $1500
George Quaintance
8x10" black & white
model's name inscribed
by unidentified hand

"Harry Hambly with Arm to Side"
circa 1950s, $1500
George Quaintance
8x10" black & white
model's name inscribed
by unidentified hand

"Harry Hambly Kneeling"
circa 1950s, $750
George Quaintance
8x10" black & white
model's name inscribed
by unidentified hand

"Harry Hambly Seated"
circa 1950s
George Quaintance
8x10" black & white
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These 8X10-inch photographs of Bill Bredlau date from the late 1940s or early '50s. Bredlau appeared in several advertisements for Quaintance photographs and paintings in the early issues of Physique Pictorial. In the June 1954 issue he was described as the ever-popular model who posed for "Sunrise" and many other Quaintance paintings.
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"Bill Bredlau under Blanket"
circa 1950s, $1500
George Quaintance
8x10" black & white
model's name inscribed
by unidentified hand

"Bill Bredlau as Sailor"
circa 1950s
George Quaintance
8x10" black & white
Sorry, photograph has sold.

"Bill Bredlau Smoking"
circa 1950s, $750
George Quaintance
8x10" black & white
model's name inscribed
by unidentified hand


"Bob Spahn, in Sailor Pants"
circa 1950, $450
Quaintance Studio

8x10" black & white

This photo of Spahn was advertised in Physique Pictorial of the early 1950s:

"Bob SPAHN, age 21, 5'10", 185lb. He was one of Quaintance's favorite models. The studio offers a set of six 8X10 photos $5 and a set of color slides $3. Quaintance Studio P.O. Box 2236 Terminal Annex Los Angeles 54 Calif."


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