Bosom Buddies: A Photo History of Male Affection | Click through for article || "Whether the men below were gay in the way our current culture understands that idea, or in the way that they themselves understood it, is unknowable. What we do know is that the men would not have thought their poses and body language had anything at all to do with that question. What you see in the photographs was common, not rare; the photos are not about sexuality, but intimacy."
The Flickr stream “Hidden in the Open: Photographic Essay of Afro American Male Affections” features some 200 photographs from the Civil War to the present, an essay and romantic snapshots of contemporary black gay couples. (Photo courtesy of Trent Kelley)