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 firstname.lastname@example.org.