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Affectionate Men

Affectionate Men: A Photographic History of a Century of Male Couples (1850′s to 1950′s)

Affectionate Men: A Photographic History of a Century of Male Couples (1850′s to 1950′s), by Russell Bush, St. Martin’s Press, 1998. New out-of-print paperback for $50.

Before Jeffrey Deitcher’s Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840-1918 (2001) and John Ibson’s Picturing Men: A Century of Male Relationships in Everyday American Photography (2002), photographic collector Russell Bush’s Affectionate Men presented “an album of images–daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cartes-des-visites, cabinet cards, and ordinary Kodak prints–that form an idiosyncratic record of the affection between men, from the 1850s to the 1950s” (back cover).

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