Robert Frank’s ‘The Americans’

by maxmosher


This photograph by Robert Frank, possibly from his influential 1958 The Americans, intrigues me. Who are these boys? Are they, as I suspect, rent boys? Check out the eyebrows and the Vogue-ing pose of the one in the middle. Alas, the answer to my question is probably lost to history. Doesn’t stop me wanting to write a whole paper based on them, though.