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An Alternative Model in the 1940's | by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
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An Alternative Model in the 1940's

This photograph captures an Alternative Model in Newcastle, taken on the 22nd of January 1949.

The collection is undeniably ahead of its time, the photographs are of an unusually dark and suggestive nature.


Nothing is known of their purpose or the model in the photographs; they are simply referred to as ‘Mr Steinberg’s Model.’


The collection raises strong questions of an unknown Newcastle. Their dark and seductive content is suggestive of an underground and alternative scene with tones of theatrics and burlesque.


This is a collection of photographs found in the Turners Collection at Tyne & Wear Archives. Turners Photography Ltd was a commercial photographic company based at 7-15 Pink Lane, Newcastle.


Image reference: DT/TUR/2/2384/A


This photograph is part of a larger collection that can be viewed here


(Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email


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Taken on May 13, 2013