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March 25, 2017

Rare Photos Capture Victorian Men Holding Hands, Sitting on Each Other's Laps and Embracing in Very Intimate Portraits

Victorians might be remembered for their straight-laced way of life, but these portraits prove there were many men who were unafraid to push the boundaries.

The provocative series of black-and-white 19th-century images show men posing in intimate positions. They are seen holding hands, wrapping their arms around each other, and sitting on each other's laps with their legs entwined.

The images - mainly stereographs and daguerreotypes - are part of a collection bequeathed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City, by Columbia University librarian Herbert Mitchell.

(via Daily Mail Online)

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