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 firstname.lastname@example.org.