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Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together 1840-1918
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(160 Pages) 'Dear Friends' is the first book to demonstrate how common it was for 19th-century American men to commemorate intimate friendships with a visit to the local photographer. Reproducing more than 100 never-before-published vintage photographs, this book provides evidence of a kind of physical intimacy between men that challenges the conventional view of the Victorian era. David Deitcher's provocative text combines historical research, social observation, and pictorial analysis to explore the nature of same-sex affection between men during the period.
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  • Arts
  • Gay
  • History
  • Photography
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David Deitcher

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