Vintage gay

click on the image to watch the BBC video

When Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell stumbled across a photo from the 1920s of two men in a tender embrace they thought it was one-of-a-kind. But things changed when they found more photographs. The result of their unexpected discovery is a moving book, portraying male romance over the course of a century.

I’ve shared several of the photos from this collection in the past and will likely continue to share more in the future but the BBC 5 minute video published in November 2020 is worth watching. Above is a screen capture of Hugh speaking about what the collection of these photos represent and their significance. Click on the photo to launch the interesting video.

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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