Vintage gay

In honor of Bear Week currently underway in Provincetown, I wanted to post this photo which claims to be of Mr. Mordecai Higginbotham (seated). I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard of this man nor could I find anything conclusive online, but I do love this photo. His friend reminds me of a young Teddy Roosevelt so I’m going to assume this was taken at the end of the 19th century. WDYT?

I dedicate this weekly post, featuring vintage gay photographs, to the men and women who lived in a more critical time where being true to yourself and loving who you want wasn’t always an option and came at a great price. Do you have a photo you would like to share? Email me at

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One response to “Vintage gay

  1. This looks (impossibly) like Grant and Roosevelt had a little sumpin’, sumpin’ going on 🙂 Higginbotham, huh? Boy the mental places I can go with that name! I shall exercise considerable restraint.



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