Before Homosexuality...

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While same-sex behavior has always existed, the idea of a homosexual person (as opposed to someone who did homosexual acts) only became part of American collective consciousness in the '50s. The images below illustrate a time before fear of homosexuality -- and male intimacy -- became common.

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Great Motto -- Glitter and be gay.Vintage Frederick's of Hollywood ad. I especially love the neckline on the blue dress in the center. I want a dress/top like that! Patron Vintage, Vintage Love, Vintage Beauty, Vintage Glamour, Retro Ads, Vintage Advertisements, Vintage Ads, Retro Advertising, Vintage Comics

“Gay” - Sociological Images

The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota

30 Examples of some of the ridiculous things that passed in vintage advertisements. Sexist, offensive, funny and all out stupid vintage ads.

“I’ve Robbed the Rainbow to Make You Gay” - Sociological Images

The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota

Ovaltine - Gay in the morning? I drank my Ovaltine to have strong bones.

“Gay” - Sociological Images

The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota

Bradley Group Showers Ad, "To Save Money!," Funny and Unintentionally Gay Vintage Advertising.

1965

Progressive Architecture, Aug 1965, p 82.

US Navy Submarine Force - World War II - Vintage Recruiting Poster Vintage Advertisements, Vintage Ads, Vintage Posters, Vintage Travel, Vintage Images, Ww2 Posters, Poster Ads, Propaganda Art, Us Navy

Homosexuality and our Collective Consciousness - Sociological Images

The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota

Bosom Buddies: A Photo History of Male Affection. Look at all the affection we've lost because of homophobia, or the fear of appearing gay. Vintage Couples, Vintage Love, Vintage Men, Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Art Of Manliness, Lgbt Couples, Cute Gay Couples

Male Affection in Vintage Photos - Sociological Images

The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota

Vintage Photographs of Male Relationships in Everyday American Photography From Before the Civil War to the

Male Affection in Vintage Photos - Sociological Images

The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota

Vintage Photographs of Male Relationships in Everyday American Photography From Before the Civil War to the

Male Affection in Vintage Photos - Sociological Images

The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) as a child. why did they dress baby boys as girls back then?

Was Franklin D. Roosevelt Gay? - Sociological Images

The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota

“Army Day – Crocodiles Keep Out” Cannon Towel Ads, 1943

“What?…No Bath Salts?…” Changing Perceptions of Homoeroticism - Sociological Images

The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota

vintage everyday: LGBT Couples – Adorable Vintage Photos of Gay Lovers in the Victorian Era

Male Affection in Vintage Photos - Sociological Images

The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota

Unseen pictures of Marilyn Monroe. in Marilyn Monroe My Story Forum Marilyn Monroe, Thank You Letter, Thank You Notes, Letters Of Note, Candle In The Wind, Norma Jeane, Thats The Way, In This World, My Idol

Sunday Fun: Gay Marilyn Monroe - Sociological Images

The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota

Male Affection in Vintage Photos Sailor men in uniform III

Male Affection in Vintage Photos - Sociological Images

The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota

Male Affection: A Photographic History Tour After WWII, casually touching between men in photographs decreased precipitously. It first vanished among middle-aged men, but lingered among younger men. But in the when homosexuality reached its peak of pa Vintage Couples, Vintage Love, Vintage Images, Vintage Men, Hugs, Cuddle Party, Art Of Manliness, Daguerreotype, Gay Couple

Male Affection in Vintage Photos - Sociological Images

The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota

Vintage Photographs of Male Relationships in Everyday American Photography From Before the Civil War to the Vintage Couples, Vintage Men, Hugs, Male Friendship, Art Of Manliness, Civil War Photos, Asian History, Male Photography, Guy Pictures

Male Affection in Vintage Photos - Sociological Images

The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota

Vintage Photographs of Male Relationships in Everyday American Photography From Before the Civil War to the Vintage Couples, Vintage Men, Hugs, Male Friendship, Art Of Manliness, Civil War Photos, Asian History, Male Photography, Guy Pictures

Male Affection in Vintage Photos - Sociological Images

The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota