Much thanks to Arnon who shared this photo and note on the reverse-side. His father is shown above on the right. Arnon shared his family history and the relationship of these two men, which is quite tender and personal. The inscription on the flip side of the photograph shows the date of October 23, 1943. For historical reference this photo was taken in Europe during WWII; weeks after Italy surrendered to the Allied Forces. However, fighting would continue to rage in Europe until May 8, 1945. It makes me wonder what these men were forced to endure – fortunately both survived the war.
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.