Much thanks to my friend Jim L. who shared this photo with me. I love it when you get a photo with a note like this one shared between these two men. The note of love reads like poetry. It makes me want to know more about the man [NE] who wrote this and what happened to these two men.
“Only to hold your hand in mine. Make me forget my tears. Hope on my pathway seems to shine. The sad world appears when in your eye love light I see all the sad world is true telling me that you are to me all that I am to you. NE”Dunlop, Missouri – August 24, 1911
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.