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

Last week, we told you about the website Victorian Gentlemen in Love, which features scandalous photos of men from the Gay ’90s living up to their decade’s nickname.

This week, we’ve found another site that specializes in man-on-man love from yesteryear. Antique Erotic has pages and pages of Victorian men getting it on together, and some of the pictures are downright filthy.

We’ve compiled just a few of our favorites here. Unfortunately, because of our site’s guidelines, we had to censor some of them, and we couldn’t show you the really dirty ones (although there are plenty to scroll through).

It’s a shame they haven’t invented the time machine yet.

Scroll down to see the NSFW goods.

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33 Comments

  • massprince

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

  • 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?

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • viveutvivas

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

  • stanhope

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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?!?!?!

  • sjdoug

    Great pictures! But where are the NSFW versions?

  • 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.

  • Dxley

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

  • 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

  • TedM

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

  • 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

  • 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!

  • blkluvla

    :)

  • blkluvla

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

  • Teleny

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

  • hotshot70

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

  • Doughosier

    Nothing has really changed for standards of male beauty.

  • Mezaien

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

  • 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.

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