Hans - A boy from Munich in 1957 by Herbert List
Jerry Debry and Robert Kendall by Bruce of LA
Vintage sailor model
Hayden West by Champion Studios
93 years ago - Colourised vintage still from 1928 of popular heartthrob Gilbert Roland (1905-1994)
Foaming Duo at Worcester Polytechnic in 1969.
Sherwood Carter by Western Photographic Guild
The Main Quad (Eastern and southern sides) of Worcester College, Oxford, England.
The first and third photographs show students showing their athletic prowess in the 1900s, The second and fourth photographs shows the same site today.
Although Worcester College was founded in 1714, it was built on the site of the previous Gloucester College. Gloucester College had been founded in 1283, and was a college for Benedictine monks.
The row of medieval buildings known as “the cottages”, which are among the oldest residential buildings in Oxford, were built around the same time as the original college.
Gloucester College was dissolved with the Dissolution of the Monasteries in about 1539. The large building is eighteenth century, in the neo-classical style, and dates from Worcester College’s foundation in 1714.
Luis Santiago by Lon.
Beautiful - Phil Knight by Bruce of LA
Alessandro Cavagnola from Rick Day
May 2021 - This is Alireza Fazeli Monfared and he was only 20 years old.
Fazeli Monfared was homosexual and due to the difficulties he faced because of his sexual orientation, was about to flee his native Iran for Turkey, to join his partner who had already reached Turkey. They eventually hoped to get to Norway or Sweden.
On 4th May 2021 Fazeli disappeared. His mother received a telephone call to say where he could be found. Later that day his body was found. He had been beaten and beheaded, by his step-brothers and cousins, because he was homosexual.
Please remember Fazeli, and many more like him who are tortured and murdered because of their sexual orientation.
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Sorry, I’m afraid I don’t, but if I go onto instagram, I will let you know.
Charles ‘Tex’ Smutney and Charles ‘Buddy’ Stanley I, 1941 by George Platt Lynes
Charles ‘Tex’ Smutney and Charles ‘Buddy’ Stanley III, 1942 by George Platt Lynes
Daedulus strapping wings onto Icarus (1645/6) by Charles LeBrun, (1619c.-1690)
Wrestlers by Alexandre Falguiere (1831-1900)
Tom of Finland Sailor
I have posted the first picture before, but did not know the model. Apparently it is Sig Ulmanis from Kris Studios.
Sig Ulmanis from Kris Studios
The first photograph was submitted to a website on old Sheffield, and members were unsure of where it was. It was taken in the 1870s. It was in a very bad condition, and I have spent some time on the computer restoring it.
Finally one clever gentleman, worked out that it was behind the King’s Arms Hotel, on Commerical Street, as it approaches FitzAllen Square. It has been built in the 1840s.
On the photo you can make out the word King’s on the building in the top right hand corner, and also the small dome on the bank next to the hotel. It is interesting to see the water cart, which says their water is the Purest, Brightest and Safest.
In 1971, when I was 18 it was the first gay venue I visited. It can be seen on the second photo, and on the card in the third photo. It had a very busy large bar for the general public to the left of the main entrance (red dot).
The main foyer was huge, and very old fashioned in 1971 when I was 18. If you turned to the right a flight of stairs took you up to the second floor, and along the corridor at the end was a plain door with the words “Gay Paree, Private Party” written on a card.Inside was a plain room with a row of tables and chairs under the windows (blue dot), at right angles to it was a padded bench, and opposite was the bar, with a large lamp at the end, and the proprietress, looking like a singer sat on a high stool.
She always seemed to be drinking a drink bought for her by her better off older clientele. It was a nice quiet, innocent place where you could chat to other like minded people. It was demolished in 1973
The fourth photograph shows the same spot today, and the final photo shows the people on the original photograph.
Five men in a bed - 1950s
Cop John Palin and friend from Mike Arlen photo session c. 1982
From a 1960s article titled ‘Clothes for the man in his 30s’.
If these men are still living they will now be in their 90s. The building is the Library of Columbia University.
Athletes hanging out of the window 1940s
Martin Adams by Bruce of LA