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Gauer and Bloch: Reaction to Ruess's Defeat

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Description: Gauer and Bloch reacting to Ruess's campaign defeat. Gauer worked full time on the campaign, but Bloch was an occasional help. According to Gauer, Ruess wa...
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Portrait of Harold Gauer: Mad Scientist

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Description: Gauer with his "personality made" skull. Gauer caption: Mad scientist, and he was plenty sore too.
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Character Portrait of Harold Gauer, Robert Bloch, and James Doolittle

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Description: War satire photograph of Gauer, Bloch, and Doolittle.
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Gauer Self-Portrait with Bow Tie

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Description: A self-portrait of Harold Gauer wearing a jacket and bow tie.
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Bloch and Gauer with Zeidler

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Description: Harold Gauer, Carl Zeidler, Robert Bloch, and unidentified man (possibly Max Pollack). Both Gauer and Bloch are posing humorously in costumes.
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Portrait of Alice Bedard

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Description: Formal portrait taken of Bedard by Harold Gauer.
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Portrait of Harold Gauer and Robert Bloch

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Description: Bloch is in Russian garb and Gauer is in just a humorous get-up. The photograph may have been taken for Brutal magazine. The Gauer image was cropped...
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Gauer for Mayor: No Worse Than Anybody Else

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Description: Political poster of Gauer in costume as a candidate for mayor, taken post-Zeidler campaign. Gauer says his motto was: "...clean city hall of deadwood and r...
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Robert Bloch and Harold Gauer

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Description: Robert Bloch & Harold Gauer play poker sitting at a table strewn with cards and chips.
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Character Portrait of Robert Bloch and Harold Gauer

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Description: Political photograph of Bloch and Gauer in costume taken to illustrate Capital and Labor working together.
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Gauer Self-Portrait

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Description: A self-portrait of Harold Gauer wearing a jacket and tie, in front of a black backdrop.
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Gauer and Woman on Tennis Court

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Description: Harold Gauer stands with an unidentified woman in front of a tennis net, both holding tennis racquets.
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Gauer Self-Portrait with Makeup

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Description: Head and shoulders self-portrait of Harold Gauer wearing a jacket, tie and face makeup.
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Character Portrait of Robert Bloch and Harold Gauer

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Description: This photograph of Bloch and Gauer was taken to illustrate Capital and Labor working together.
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Bloch and Gauer with Balloons

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Description: Robert Bloch and Harold Gauer posing indoors, making goofy faces while they hold balloons with faces drawn on them.
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Gauer with Fake Beard

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Description: A shirtless Harold Gauer is wearing fake fangs, a beard, eyeglasses, a wig, and is holding a scientific test-tube.
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Gauer Self-Portrait Standing with Pipe

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Description: A self-portrait of Harold Gauer standing holding a pipe and wearing a jacket, vest, and bow tie.
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Portait of Harold Gauer and Robert Bloch: Geekmaster and Geek

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Description: Bloch dressed as the "Geekmaster" and Gauer as the "Geek." Gauer is "geeking" a wooden snake in the photograph. It was to be used to illustrate an unpublis...
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Portrait of Robert Bloch: Toilet and Rose

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Description: Gauer and Bloch's illustration of the phrase: "Even if he fell into an outhouse, he'd come out smelling like a rose."
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Robert Bloch Dressed as Mummy

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Description: Bloch's head completely bandaged as a mummy which reflected Bloch's fascination with horror. Gauer said it was, "Bloch after shaving."

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