FOF #2948 – Loving: A Collection of Photos of Men in Love Transcends Time

Apr 7, 2021 · 1985 views

Hugh Nini. and Neal Treadwell. Photos courtesy of Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell.

NOTE: This special romantic episode of Feast of Fun is made possible because of fierce, fabulous people just like you. As an ehanced podcast, you can follow along with the photos by watching the videos on our YouTube channel or Facebook page.

“Love is love” became the rally cry of the modern LGBTQ+ movement, declaring that love is universal among all people. But in the past, the love that dared not speak its name found other ways to express itself in photography.

Photography allowed loving couples to document their relationship even if they had to hide the pictures away in drawers or books for fear of being discovered.

Thankfully, photograph collectors and real life married couple Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell have uncovered thousands of intimate photos of same sex couples, many of which are featured in their new book: Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s.

Fly me to the moon. A gay couple at Coney Island gets romantic for a private photo, from the book Loving.

Today Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell join us to take a look at these marvelous photographs from their book Loving and untangle the secret codes men had for expressing love and intimacy.


Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell – Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950: Amazon

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