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             III. Eyewitness Illustrations

             Cover. Whipcrack Magazine (1971). Before Drummer debuted in 1975, leather culture of
             the 1950s and 1960s formed its genome around magazines like the periodicals, Mars, Tri-
             umph, Tomorrow’s Man, and Physique Pictorial, as well as one-issue magazines like Leather!
             (Guild Press, 1965), The Rawhide Male, (from the Chuck Renslow and Etienne Kris Studio,
             showcasing homomasculine archetypes such as Mike Bradburn), Erotic Hands, and the first
             leather magazine printed in San Francisco, Whipcrack (1971), which featured photographs
             of Jack Fritscher and David Sparrow shot by Walter Jebe above his camera shop at 19  and
             Castro, 1970. Walt “Jebby” Jebe was the first business in San Francisco willing to develop
             and print gay erotica shot by his customers. His store known as “Jebe’s Camera” existed for
             nearly ten years before Harvey Milk came to “Manhattanize” San Francisco and opened
             his “Castro Camera” a few hundred feet from “Jebe’s Camera.” Used with permission.

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