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PHOTOS: Our Victorian Grandfathers of Gay Porn Part 2 (NSFW)

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By:           Graham Gremore
On:           Nov 16, 2013
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  • 33 Comments
    • massprince
      massprince

      vintage pics are always interesting to see, please post more!

      Nov 16, 2013 at 8:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ncman
      ncman

      Once you censor them, they can no longer be labeled NSFW. There is nothing not safe about them.

      And, because your own site guidelines force you to censor them, you can actually NEVER post anything that really is NSFW. So, why don’t you stop labeling posts as NSFW when they clearly are safe?

      Nov 16, 2013 at 8:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daveliam
      Daveliam

      I love this type of picture. In general I love vintage pictures, but I especially like them when they show male sexuality from when it was even more of a taboo than it is now.

      That being said, I think that the second picture from the bottom looks like it could have been taken in Williamsburg last week. Hipster style = Old Timey style!

      Nov 16, 2013 at 10:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Palmer Scott
      Palmer Scott

      @ncman: Because it depends on where you work, that’s why!

      I live in Los Angeles and I guarantee you I’d get in a LOT of trouble if I had been caught looking at theses pics at the bank I used to work for.

      Nov 16, 2013 at 11:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      Judging by the self-censorship, the Victorian period is not over yet.

      Nov 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stanhope
      stanhope

      WTF is up with the cover ups? Are you serious? The pics are great..the cover ups are just stupid.

      Nov 16, 2013 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      @viveutvivas: Well, you can still do a google image search..
      http://tribes.tribe.net/beautifulmeneverywhere/photos/7c5196c3-7511-43c9-8228-b0f7f7404e43

      Nov 16, 2013 at 2:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      Some of these photos are clearly NOT from the Victorian era. Also my grand parents now dead were born after 1901 the most common form of photographs during the Victorian era 1837-1901 was the daguerreotype which some of these are not.

      Nov 16, 2013 at 3:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vman455
      Vman455

      @AuntieChrist: Not quite. Some of these do look like modern photographs made to look old, but the daguerreotype had been largely abandoned by the 1860s, and certainly was not the prevalent form of photography through 1901.

      Nov 16, 2013 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      @Vman455: I know that there were others but daguerreotype was the only one that came to mind. The wet plate collodion process, became the most widely used process between 1852 and the late 1860s when the dry plate was introduced.

      Nov 17, 2013 at 10:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tazz602
      tazz602

      People complaining about the coverups – GEEZ – they linked to the Tumblr with the NSFW pics and their guidelines are their guidelines, run your own aggregate gay information site and post all the porn you want.

      Thank you Queerty – love the vintage porn and nude pics myself and try to collect them when I find them. Thank you for letting us know about that Tumblr site.

      Nov 17, 2013 at 10:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kiwi
      Kiwi

      Oh yes indeed – Von Gloeden did take wonderful photos of nude Italian boys and men. It was in the time of the ‘proper’ Victorians who didn’t ‘talk about such things’. They just reproduced and babies were born. And, they didn’t think that a natural man’s penis was dirty (with foreskin). Then came along the USA when it was decided that ‘down there’ was a naughty thing.

      Nov 17, 2013 at 11:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kiwi
      Kiwi

      tazz602 – The vintage ‘Porn” of Von Gloeden’s day included beautiful Italian men with their foreskins, as all men are born with. Then, some stupid jerk named Kellog (of the cereal family) decided that boys wouldn’t masturbate if their foreskin was cut at birth.

      Kiwi

      Nov 17, 2013 at 11:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kiwi
      Kiwi

      AuntiChrist: I bought both of the books of Von Gloden’s male nudes, and have visited Italy. The men there are (for the most part) intact, since they don’t mind whipping it out and urinating in an alley. Nice to see such freedom.

      Kiwi

      Nov 17, 2013 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kiwi
      Kiwi

      tazz602: I’m totally in agreement with you. Cover ups, like the Nixon era lead to resignation and disgrace on the Presidency. Then we get into the sexual issues which, even today, are still a taboo among a lot of the hysterical right wingers, are as abundant now as then.

      Kiwi

      Nov 17, 2013 at 11:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kiwi
      Kiwi

      Palmer Scott: It’s really pretty simple – as wide open as Hollywood is, Los Angeles is still uptight about sexuality and sexual preference.
      Nudity is a NO-NO in the American culture. This isn’t like some of the European countries where it’s OK to be nude.

      Kiwi

      Nov 17, 2013 at 11:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kiwi
      Kiwi

      vivetuas: I totally agree – OFF with the cover ups. C’mon, we are all adults and like to see nude men or else we would be on this website, right?

      Kiwi

      Nov 17, 2013 at 12:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kiwi
      Kiwi

      Stanhope: You are so right. C’mon we are all men and we all have the same plumbing – so what’s the difference?

      Kiwi

      Nov 17, 2013 at 12:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • badamsth
      badamsth

      Wait….I thought this was a queer website…..with a gay agenda no less. So, what is with the censorship? Seriously? The male body is that offensive even on a gay website that it has to be covered? C’mon queerty! Perhaps you should live up to your name and actually be a bit queer?!?!?!

      Nov 17, 2013 at 1:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sjdoug
      sjdoug

      Great pictures! But where are the NSFW versions?

      Nov 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      @Kiwi: Thanks for the info…. I just love Wikipedia…. Here ya go girls….The majority of von Gloeden’s pictures were made before World War I, in the period 1890-1910. During the war, he had to leave Italy. After returning in 1918, he photographed very little but continued to make new prints from his voluminous archives. In total, the Baron took over 3000 images (and possibly up to 7000), which after his death were left to one of his models, Pancrazio Buciunì (also spelled Bucini; his dates sometimes given as c.1864-c.1951 but probably should be 1879-1963), known as Il Moro (or U Moru) for his North African looks. Il Moro had been von Gloeden’s lover since the age of fourteen, when he had first joined the household of the Baron. In 1933, some 1000 glass negatives from von Gloeden’s collection (inherited by Buciuni) and 2000 prints were confiscated by Benito Mussolini’s Fascist police under the allegation that they constituted pornography and were destroyed; another 1000 negatives were destroyed in 1936, although Buciuni was tried and cleared at a court in Messina (1939–41) of disseminating pornographic images. Most of the surviving pictures (negatives and prints) are now in the Fratelli Alinari photographic archive in Florence (which in 1999 bought 878 glass negatives & 956 vintage prints formerly belonging to Buciuni to add to its existing collection of 106 prints) and further prints (which fetch hundreds of pounds at auction) are in private collections or held by public institutions such as the Civico Archivo Fotographico in Milan.

      Nov 17, 2013 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley
      Dxley

      Last warning, Queerty.
      STOP censoring these photos!!!!

      Nov 17, 2013 at 7:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aires the Ram
      Aires the Ram

      Reminds me of this:
      “As long as friendship was something important, was socially accepted, nobody realized men had sex together. You couldn’t say men didn’t have sex together– it just didn’t matter. It had no social implication, it was culturally accepted. Whether they fucked or kissed had no importance. Once friendship disappeared as a culturally accepted relation, the issue arose, “What’s going on between men?”
      ~Michel Foucault

      Nov 18, 2013 at 9:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TedM
      TedM

      @Dxley: Or else what!? It’s their site (which has to obey the rules of their web host).

      Nov 18, 2013 at 10:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • blkluvla
      blkluvla

      @ncman: Yes, I’m afraid some of the other commentators are right: there are many workplaces, mine including, where it would be decidedly NOT okay to look at these

      Nov 18, 2013 at 5:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • blkluvla
      blkluvla

      Actually I thought the coverups are kind of cute–adds to the vintage flavor of the photographs. In this age where you can get LOTS of nudity anytime anywhere, it’s sort of sweet, this pretend chasteness!

      Nov 18, 2013 at 5:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • blkluvla
      blkluvla

      :)

      Nov 18, 2013 at 5:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • blkluvla
      blkluvla

      @AuntieChrist: Thanks for the history lesson! Much appreciated.

      Nov 18, 2013 at 6:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teleny
      Teleny

      Oscar Wilde had some of the Grecian looking “Uranian” photos on him when he died. These are fascinating.

      Nov 18, 2013 at 6:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hotshot70
      hotshot70

      the links are not working for me. Where are the uncensored versions?

      Nov 18, 2013 at 9:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Doughosier
      Doughosier

      Nothing has really changed for standards of male beauty.

      Nov 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      @Dxley: If you only knew how many time the fuckers at Queerty, blocked me just for telling them to suck eggs.

      May 4, 2014 at 12:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rusty Alcorta
      Rusty Alcorta

      @Stache1: Thanks, the pictures at that site are awesome and uncensored. I loved the site because you don’t even have to give your name to post them.

      Sep 8, 2014 at 10:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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