One of five mysterious photographs allegedly taken on January 22, 1949, known only as “Mr. Steinberg’s Model.” All photo credits attributed to Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.
Well here’s another gig for those meddling kids from Scooby Doo—helping to crack the case regarding the origin and intent of these vintage bondage photos that were noted to have been taken on January 22, 1949.
Though the photos were likely not shot under nefarious circumstances since so little is known about this series of photos known only as “Mr. Steinberg’s Model,” it’s hard to not let your imagination run wild when it comes to how they came to be. Here’s what I do know about them. The photographs were unearthed as a part of a collection of photos attributed to Turners Photography Ltd, a long-running photography-based company that got its start in 1932. Turners had brick and mortar stores all around North East England and by the time the 1950s arrived owner and founder Jack Turner got involved in movie making, producing films and such for other local businesses. Knowing all that background makes it perfectly reasonable to surmise that the photos could be attributed to one of Turners’ clients—in this case a “Mr. Steinberg”—and not necessarily be something Turner shot for his own…use. Despite my Internet sleuthing, I was unable to unearth any information on the bound and gagged model or this Mr. Steinberg. Turner’s closed all doors to its various shops in 1988 and any remaining photographs are now kept by Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.
The mysterious images of “Mr. Steinbeck’s Model” follow and are slightly NSFW.
More after the jump…