Vintage gay

Source: Courtesy Nini-Treadwell Collection/5 Continents Editions

This photo is one of several images of men called “Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love, 1850s-1950s.” The image above is a photograph, known as a cabinet card. This is a process that dates back to around 1880. You can see the other photos shared here. Much thanks to friend and longtime BosGuy reader, Jim Lundy for sharing this with me.

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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2 responses to “Vintage gay

  1. Thank you for posting on our book LOVING again. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! May your world be loving. Neal & Hugh



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