That journalist who wrote the comments is an idiot.
It is an outrageous rewriting of history and social mores.
Men clinging to one another in portrait photographs was nothing strange. It has nothing to do with them being gay lovers.
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Three Greek men dancing, Crete, 1966
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Grant Haugen by John Arnt, 1954
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John Gavin - Hollywood Star
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Tony Curtis in The Prince Who Was A Thief (Rudolph Maté, 1951)
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how difficult their lives must have been....
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Robert Mitchum in His Kind of Woman (John Farrow, 1951)
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Eugene Sandow, 1894 - Souvenir Strip of the Edison Kinetoscope
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A different sort of solo portrait than featured before, this cabinet card from the 1890s shows an impressively muscular fellow proudly displaying his Sandow medal, sadly without a caption of his own name.
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Providing an artist with the pose reference for an equestrian portrait or sculpture, maybe even a single figure within a cavalry battle scene, this model sits very upright and poised - though as a rider myself I cannot help but notice that his stirrups are adjusted far too long!
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It has been an awfully long time since I shared a photograph of Ange Camilli, 1st prize winner in an early physical beauty contest (later to become the body building still with us today). Published - sadly all censored - as a set of postcards circa 1920, by Alfred Noyer of Paris.
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The guys in those photos are all so great looking. What happened to us?
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Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896, photographer. Bodybuilder Eugen Sandow as the Farnese Hercules. New York, 1893.
TCS 1 Houghton Library, Harvard University
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Lifeguard on Parkway (now Brighton) Beach, New York in 1901
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Jim French (1932-2017), “Untitled (Sailor) / P00144,” c. 1967-9, Vintage Polaroid print
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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
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The Italian Games from 1911
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Josh O’Connor & Alec Secareanu as Johnny and Gheorghe in “God’s Own Country” (U.K. 2017)
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Eugene Jansson, Sweden (1862-1915)
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Bob McCune by Bruce of LA
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Edmund Holovchik, also known as Ed Fury
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Gay artist Thomas Eakins, with three of his frequently used male models in the 1880s.
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One of the most beautiful bodybuilders I have ever seen.
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Nice R84. There is something so erotic and enticing about the old beefcake photos. It just works on a different level than today's porn world.
Personally, I'm glad there is both.
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