Seeming to take great enjoyment in this deliciously daring photoshoot by Vincenzo Galdi, both models wear smouldering smiles as they act out their desires in the studio; sensual carnal pleasures made all the more intense and erotically exciting by the thought of being captured on camera to inspire lustful thoughts in others of the same tastes. These two young men from early 20th century Rome have performed for us before, here and here, quite unmistakable and unforgettable : for their scenes, their distinctive striped clothing, and that naturally blessed man’s magnificent endowment!

Seeming to take great enjoyment in this deliciously daring photoshoot by Vincenzo Galdi, both models wear smouldering smiles as they act out their desires in the studio; sensual carnal pleasures made all the more intense and erotically exciting by the thought of being captured on camera to inspire lustful thoughts in others of the same tastes.
These two young men from early 20th century Rome have performed for us before, here and here, quite unmistakable and unforgettable : for their scenes, their distinctive striped clothing, and that naturally blessed man’s magnificent endowment!

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Found and Lost on Ebay

DAGUERREOTYPE OF TWO DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMEN W/ HATS

Top picture adjusted for perspective and contrast.

Seller: artsoulantiques

What a gorgeous daguerreotype portrait, in its original beautifully detailed elaborate frame and protective leather binding, and very appealing sitters : the chap on the left especially handsome! I do like their splendid smart dress, especially the hats; a topper at worn a jaunty angle while the other favours a quirky style with a lovely wide brim.

May I make an appeal, esteemed readers, for I would dearly like to post a complete copy of this photograph! As we’ve seen many a time, three fine muscular men posed for this turn of the century set of pictures, and yet I’ve been unable to find this image uncropped, one unfortunate fellow having been cut out at some point. I know not whether it occurred recently, in creating the digital copy which has been distributed online, or a long while ago; the possibility perhaps the photographer was displeased with his pose, or there was a messy mistake in the processing and the picture was cut to salvage at least something from the shot. But, if the entire photo does exist, and any of you good followers happen to have a copy you are willing to share, I will happily include it here!

May I make an appeal, esteemed readers, for I would dearly like to post a complete copy of this photograph! As we’ve seen many a time, three fine muscular men posed for this turn of the century set of pictures, and yet I’ve been unable to find this image uncropped, one unfortunate fellow having been cut out at some point. I know not whether it occurred recently, in creating the digital copy which has been distributed online, or a long while ago; the possibility perhaps the photographer was displeased with his pose, or there was a messy mistake in the processing and the picture was cut to salvage at least something from the shot. But, if the entire photo does exist, and any of you good followers happen to have a copy you are willing to share, I will happily include it here!

Lounging languid on the old stone seat, one young man plays the pan pipes, perhaps even playing the role of Pan himself, while his companion, decorated with white flowers in his hair, looks on in wistful admiration.

Lounging languid on the old stone seat, one young man plays the pan pipes, perhaps even playing the role of Pan himself, while his companion, decorated with white flowers in his hair, looks on in wistful admiration.

The second page of this uncommonly striking publication from 1903 France - the first can be seen here - with a different selection of nude photographs, arranged and snipped into shape, and decorated with artistic flair.

The second page of this uncommonly striking publication from 1903 France - the first can be seen here - with a different selection of nude photographs, arranged and snipped into shape, and decorated with artistic flair.

Amid deliciously overblown opulence of furs and plush fabrics, a young man takes his place in the spotlight, about to lie into this soft sumptuous bed the scene was certainly designed to stimulate sensual, salacious thoughts in the viewer. Plüschow and later Galdi were far more bold in creating images of intense homoeroticism than the pioneering von Gloeden who - in at least those images to survive - remained discreet and decorous, leaving any more romantic or erotic interpretation to the individual’s innermost thoughts.

Amid deliciously overblown opulence of furs and plush fabrics, a young man takes his place in the spotlight, about to lie into this soft sumptuous bed the scene was certainly designed to stimulate sensual, salacious thoughts in the viewer. Plüschow and later Galdi were far more bold in creating images of intense homoeroticism than the pioneering von Gloeden who - in at least those images to survive - remained discreet and decorous, leaving any more romantic or erotic interpretation to the individual’s innermost thoughts.

From a set by E. Schneider, circa 1910, depicting models in a series of relaxed, informal poses in the great outdoors. Unlike his contemporary Edmund Edwinstone, the nudity in Schneider’s work is all deliberately discreet, with careful position of limbs to preserve the models’ modesty and keep the images relatively chaste.

From a set by E. Schneider, circa 1910, depicting models in a series of relaxed, informal poses in the great outdoors. Unlike his contemporary Edmund Edwinstone, the nudity in Schneider’s work is all deliberately discreet, with careful position of limbs to preserve the models’ modesty and keep the images relatively chaste.

My fourth posting from a renowned set of nude studies, this trio of powerfully built men were photographed in around 1900 and have found an astonishing but quite quite well-deserved fame over a century later.(Specially selected for the viewing pleasure of my friend B. who maintains - quite erroneously, I believe - that I do not post enough butts. I hope you are happy now!)

My fourth posting from a renowned set of nude studies, this trio of powerfully built men were photographed in around 1900 and have found an astonishing but quite quite well-deserved fame over a century later.
(Specially selected for the viewing pleasure of my friend B. who maintains - quite erroneously, I believe - that I do not post enough butts. I hope you are happy now!)

A magnificent, well-chosen model poses with an effortless elegance for Wilhelm von Gloeden, his fine shapely form and striking good looks (that perfect profile!) so impeccably suited to this late 19th century Arcadian style which, inspired by the classical world, captured and celebrated timeless masculine beauty like no other photography had done before.

A magnificent, well-chosen model poses with an effortless elegance for Wilhelm von Gloeden, his fine shapely form and striking good looks (that perfect profile!) so impeccably suited to this late 19th century Arcadian style which, inspired by the classical world, captured and celebrated timeless masculine beauty like no other photography had done before.

We’ve had two chaps on a wooden donkey, now let us enjoy a pair of U.S. Navy sailors posing with a real one! He seems to lack the usual long ears, but they’re simply angled sideways; perhaps he’s a little grumpy about being used as a photographer’s prop!"Ted R. Jay (on burro), c. 1917-1918, possibly San Pedro, CA. This faded picture postcard was taken while Ted served in the U.S. Navy in WWI. He served on the USS Bear, a famous ship that had previously played a central role in rescuing the ill-fated Greeley expedition in 1884 and served hazardous duty in the Bering Sea in the Revenue Cutter Service and later sailed to Antarctica with Admiral Byrd." (Source)

We’ve had two chaps on a wooden donkey, now let us enjoy a pair of U.S. Navy sailors posing with a real one! He seems to lack the usual long ears, but they’re simply angled sideways; perhaps he’s a little grumpy about being used as a photographer’s prop!
"Ted R. Jay (on burro), c. 1917-1918, possibly San Pedro, CA. This faded picture postcard was taken while Ted served in the U.S. Navy in WWI. He served on the USS Bear, a famous ship that had previously played a central role in rescuing the ill-fated Greeley expedition in 1884 and served hazardous duty in the Bering Sea in the Revenue Cutter Service and later sailed to Antarctica with Admiral Byrd." (Source)

Photographed by Guglielmo Plüschow toward the end of the 19th Century, a comely long-limbed young man poses for the camera, looking just a tad awkward, I think - perhaps if he had cast his gaze to the left, matching the inclination of his head, he would look a little less like he wished to be elsewhere!

Photographed by Guglielmo Plüschow toward the end of the 19th Century, a comely long-limbed young man poses for the camera, looking just a tad awkward, I think - perhaps if he had cast his gaze to the left, matching the inclination of his head, he would look a little less like he wished to be elsewhere!

A pair of splendidly turned out and handsome young gents, in matching light top hats - perhaps cream or dove grey as they do not seem to be as pure white as the ribbon band around each! How I covet those long coats, each with a neat outline of binding adding a detail of distinction!

A pair of splendidly turned out and handsome young gents, in matching light top hats - perhaps cream or dove grey as they do not seem to be as pure white as the ribbon band around each! How I covet those long coats, each with a neat outline of binding adding a detail of distinction!

Published by the same Alfred Noyer who produced the popular postcard set of the lovely Ange Camilli, and presumably of around the same 1920 date, though regrettably the postcards depicting this man of remarkably fine physique have not been annotated with his name.

Published by the same Alfred Noyer who produced the popular postcard set of the lovely Ange Camilli, and presumably of around the same 1920 date, though regrettably the postcards depicting this man of remarkably fine physique have not been annotated with his name.

An unusual scene for von Gloeden, who seems to have rarely employed models in this seated position with tucked legs and bowed head, unless photographed alone in melancholy solitude or deep comtemplation. If one nurses a private sorrow, the other, with merely a tilt of his head to bring them close, says I am here with you - it is an image of intimate friendship, brotherhood, perhaps an understanding lover; someone to provide comfort and companionship through any troubles.

An unusual scene for von Gloeden, who seems to have rarely employed models in this seated position with tucked legs and bowed head, unless photographed alone in melancholy solitude or deep comtemplation. If one nurses a private sorrow, the other, with merely a tilt of his head to bring them close, says I am here with you - it is an image of intimate friendship, brotherhood, perhaps an understanding lover; someone to provide comfort and companionship through any troubles.

An artists’ model photographed by Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout, circa 1900 - we have seen this very fellow pose in the studio before.

An artists’ model photographed by Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout, circa 1900 - we have seen this very fellow pose in the studio before.