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The first group of 17 personal photos, one album and two loose prints, are a mix of full-length drag portraits taken at home and candid photos taken of Bobby and his friends in a gay lounge. The second group, one album containing 126 photos, is from his personal collection and features gay men from the World War II period. These are all roughly wallet-size photos, hand-colored. The photos include about an equal percentage of portrait and physique images of men ranging in age from teens to 30s or 40s. The third group contains 27 original black and white photographs, all of young gay men in casual home settings, mostly indoors or out on the lawn. The photos in each of the albums are of the same young men, some clothed and some semi-nude. Dating on a few of the photos indicates 1953 and 1954.