The collection contains original photographs and a book featuring figure studies of Anthony (Tony) J. Sansone, a physique
model and dancer from New York. A protégé of Charles Atlas, Sansone was a much sought-after model for photographers and artists
during the late 1920s and 1930s.
In July 2009, the Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center received an anonymous donation of 20 black and white photographs and a small
Rhythm (Brooklyn, NY: 1935). The photographs and book feature studies of Anthony (Tony) J. Sansone, a physique model and dancer.
(20 photographs + 1 volume)
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
The collection is open for research. Please call the San Francisco History Center for hours and information at 415-557-4567.