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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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These two men (presumably) Jeffrion & Feilx have what we might call now, “classic all American good looks”.  Althouogh this photo was taken decades ago they look like they could grace a Calvin Klein campaign today. The photo also makes me think of the dunes in Provincetown, although I have no idea when or where this photograph was taken. Anyone care to speculate?

This week’s photo comes from the Gods and Foolish Grandeur blog.

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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This would have been Independence Week in Provincetown – one of the busiest theme weeks for this tiny town. Due to public health concerns related to COVID-19 all theme weeks this year were cancelled, but I still wanted to feature a photo from Ptown. I hope you like this week’s photo of guys hanging out at Herring Cove beach, which dates back to the 1950s.

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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These two look like they are teenagers. I can’t quite figure out where they might be but I’m thinking this may date back to the 1940s based on the pants since they are wearing little else. Anyone care to take a guess or share some insights into the date or location of this couple?

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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This week’s photo comes from the Gods and Foolish Grandeur blog.

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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This week’s photo comes from the Gods and Foolish Grandeur blog.

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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peter miller, drag queenThe photo was shared with me by a Peter Miller who often shares really cool photos like this one for my weekly vintage gay post. According to Peter’s research this is a trimmed down cabinet card dating back to the 1880s / 1890s depicting a drag queen (likely named Mark Smith). The photo appears to have been taken at Baker’s Art Gallery, located att 106 S. High Street, Columbus, OH at that time.

Much thanks Peter for this amazing find. If you have photos you think would make for a great vintage gay post, please do share them by emailing me at bosguymail@gmail.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.

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The photo above is one of several from this amazing BBC article, that captures a time in history – alas the story doesn’t end happily as all the guests were arrested but it does make for a quick and interesting read. The photos in the article date back to 1917 in Petrograd – better known today as St. Petersburg.

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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Jon Richardson shared this photo on his IG account months ago and I knew it would make for a great vintage gay photo as we head into Memorial Day Weekend – opening weekend for the summer on Cape Cod.  The photo shows a group of men goofing around at Herring Cove in Provincetown in the 1950s.ek

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 for sending me this photo for my weekly post. According to his email, the person on the left is identified as Thaddeus Purce followed by A. A. Lunt on the right and date back to the early 1900s.

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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gay couple cuddling

Check out this playful photo of these guys cuddling for a photo in their suits and  boutonnieres.  Anyone care to guess when this photo 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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Earlier this month, The Closet Professor’s “Moment of Zen” post included a number of photos from the past. This  was one of a handful that he has shared. You can see all the photos, here.

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.coum.

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