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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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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Much thanks to my friend Jim Lundy for sharing this Washington Post article from this past September which shares never before images of men in love. More than 2,800 images have been lovingly collected and recently published as: “LOVING — A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s.” by Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell.  The hardcover book can be purchased for $65 on Amazon and would make for an amazing holiday gift, but if you want to buy it, contact your local, independent bookstore first to see if you can have them order a copy for you.

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 tose share? Email me at bosguymail@gmail.com.

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Much thanks to Peter Miller for once again sharing an amazing photo for this weekly post. The caption at the top of the photo “My wife and I cutting up” was photographed by S. B. DILLEY of Lake City, Minnesota.  Miller shared that on the back of this cabinet photo the following is written:  SUBMITTED AT YOUR REGULAR RATES BY EDNA KING, 2269 FOLWELL STREET, ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA.

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 tose share? Email me at bosguymail@gmail.com.

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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 tose share? Email me at bosguymail@gmail.com.

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Are these two in mid embrace or dancing at a gay sock hop? Who can say for sure but the photo of this cute young gay couple appears to date back to the early 1950s. Anyone else care to take a guess or see any clues in the photo?

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 tose share? Email me at bosguymail@gmail.com.

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gay black men kissingAny thoughts on when this photo may have been taken? It is rare to find vintage photos of men of color and even more rare to find such a tender and personal moment captured on film which makes this a personal favorite.  This is one of more than forty photos of gay couples that was published by Gayety in May 2019.

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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It is easy to date this week’s photo of these two handsome young men since “1949” is written along the bottom of the photo to two men posing, happily.

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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men reading in bedI’m assuming this photo was taken in the 1940s but it is a total guess. I have to admit I really love this photo of two guys (presumably boyfriends) interlocking their legs while they relax in bed reading the paper.

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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“Pals Forever” is scrawled on this photo of two  “pals” in  what I’m going to guess was taken in the 1950s. Any thoughts on when this photo of these two dapper men was taken?

I dedicate this weekly post, featurging 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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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gay men kissingAny thoughts on when this photo may have been taken? I love the dramatic kiss on a ledge overlooking what appears to be a forest. The formal attire might provide insights into when this may have been taken.

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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Any thoughts on when this photo may have been taken? These two young men (boyfriends?) look handsome as they pose and smile for the photo. This is one of more than forty photos of gay couples that was published by Gayety in May 2019.

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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Much thanks to Peter Miller who is a regular reader (and provider of great photos like the one above) to this blog.  According to Peter this is a real photo postcard dating to 1910.  The front says “BUSS” AND “HUGGING”  N.R.  On the back is written MISS GRACE LINDSLEY.

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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The relationship between Salvador Dali and Frederico Garcia Lorca has long been the source of speculation for historians. The 2008 film, Little Ashesstirred much controversy when the film was released as it looked closely at the relationship between the artist and poet and depicted a level of intimacy that leads one to conclude they were more than just extremely close friends. You can read more about that speculation on Pride.com.

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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