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Dear friends :American photographs of men together, 1840-1918 /by David Deitcher.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Deitcher, David.
Publication
New York : Harry N. Abrams
Date
2001.
Description
"Dear Friends is the first book to demonstrate how common it was for nineteenth-century American men to commemorate intimate friendships with a visit to the local photographer; indeed, a look back today at these old portraits of anonymous men suggests how very affectionate those friendships could be." "Reproducing more than one hundred never-before-published vintage photographs dating from shortly after the introduction of photography in the United States to the end of World War I, this groundbreaking book focuses attention on the evidence of a kind of physical intimacy between men that challenges the conventional view of the Victorian era as more inhibited than our own." "David Deitcher's text combines historical research, social observation, pictorial analysis, and personal reflection to explore the nature of same-sex affection between men during that period and the meaning of its ambiguous photographic legacy for people today."--BOOK JACKET.
159 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
0810929961 (Book Club pbk.)
0810957124
0810992302 (pbk.)
9780810929968 (Book Club pbk.)
9780810957121
9780810992306 (pbk.)
GUSN
245496
Call Number
Stacks TR681.H65 D45 2001
Descriptive terms
Bildband
Couples homosexuels Ouvrages illustrâes.
Gay couples
Gay men
Homosexualitèat
Male friendship
Mann
Photographie
Portrait photography Social aspects
Portrait photography United States History.
Portraits (photographie)
Material Type
Pictorial works.
Portraits.
Places
USA
United States
United States.
âEtats-Unis.

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