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Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840-1918 #2020

Dear Friends American Photographs of Men Together This groundbreaking book presents rarely seen photographs that provide an entirely fresh perspective on male friendship in the th century The poignant images in than early photographs drawn fro

  • Title: Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840-1918
  • Author: David Deitcher
  • ISBN: 9780810957121
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840-1918 By David Deitcher, This groundbreaking book presents rarely seen photographs that provide an entirely fresh perspective on male friendship in the 19th century The poignant images in than 100 early photographs, drawn from public and private collections, suggest a surprisingly broad minded attitude toward physical intimacy between men, challenging the conventional view of the Victorian eThis groundbreaking book presents rarely seen photographs that provide an entirely fresh perspective on male friendship in the 19th century The poignant images in than 100 early photographs, drawn from public and private collections, suggest a surprisingly broad minded attitude toward physical intimacy between men, challenging the conventional view of the Victorian era as inhibited than our own Deitcher s provocative text combining history, social observation, pictorial analysis, and personal reflection explores the nature of that same sex affection and the meaning such pictures can hold for us today.

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    1. I should probably never buy books written by academics They make me mad On page 51 I hit this passage of text and just stopped reading The fact that the photographs in this book can ultimately only perpetuate uncertainty regarding precisely what they picture in no way detracts from the significance of their recovery and collection From a queer perspective, this self imposed horizon of historical knowledge has a salutary effect, inasmuch as it rejects the hubris that so often motivates elaborate [...]

    2. Unfortunately I find the effort to see sexualities in every old photo of people touching no useful or interesting than the counter efforts to deny them At several points in the text the author acknowledges the impossibility of knowing much about such images, but nevertheless engages in such readings, often with paragraph length detailed descriptions of images that are right there for readers to see themselves I was also curious to find no mention of topics that may be relevant, like bundling, o [...]

    3. Surprisingly much than a photobook a really interesting discussion on friendship and how it changed during and since the Industrial Revolution.

    4. A number of years ago I bought a box of notecards entitled Dear Friends, featuring fifteen cards of five different subjects pairs of nineteenth century men photographed in intimate poses Recently I became aware that these photographs were featured in a book by the same title Deitcher, art historian and critic, has put forth a large collection of such photographs and makes speculative commentary about his subjects He explores if men of the nineteenth century were less concerned about how they wer [...]

    5. The author s analysis got quite dull and repetitive around the middle, but the last third of the book blew me away Totally amazed And the photos What a marvelous collection They all melted my queer little heart

    6. An excellent collection of images of men in America up to the end of WWI The accompanying text covers all aspects of what the images may represent, as almost all are anonymous, and also discusses the way that male relationships were seen at this time, and how they are interpreted now As an addition to queer history they are fascinating and important, as photographs they are intriguing and often captivating.

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