Platt Lynes' Photograph of writer and friend Katherine Anne Porter is Signed by Porter and dated 1939. Platt Lynes had become a successful commercial photographer, but In his private life he was accumulating a fine collection of photographs of gay men which was donated to the Kinsey Institute after Platt Lynes death in 1955. He has since been recognized for his portraits of male nudes. This elegant image of Porter shows her in evening gown seated in profile with a bouquet in lower left foreground. She is posed next to the floral arrangement looking contemplatively towards the right. She signs in a free area of the upper right corner, "For...From Katherine Anne, Sprint 1939." "George Platt Lynes" with address is stamped on verso with docketing below in pencil indicating the photograph is that of Porter. The photograph measures 7 x 9 inches. Condition: Fine with slight bend at lower right corner. .