“Top hats in 1872. A cabinet portrait of two men linking arms, possibly brothers or close friends, photographed in 1872 or 1873 at the “Merrick” photographic studio at 33 Western Road, Brighton, which was owned by Brighton entrepreneur Joseph Langridge (1812-1895).”
Yeah, ‘friends’, totally friends, LOL. *gaydar goes to max*. Again from the Photo History Sussex site, a treasure trove and even talks about the different types of top hats, something I’ve ranted on before about those doing costume drama using the wrong types….
Members of the Brighton Swimming Club photographed by Norman & Co. outside their club-house at No..231 King’s Road Arches in March 1891.
More info here, again thanks to Duckie for the site tip.
P.S. The guy standing on one leg in the previous photo – is that him on the back row, second left?
An amazingly informal early photo of the Brighton Swimming Club c. 1863. probably by Benjamin William Botham. Funny thing is hipsters still pull funny poses like that one guy in Brighton, 150 years later…I suspect he was trying to do an ‘Indian’ or Buddhist/yoga pose – which seems incongruous for the time but as the site explains, it otherwise seems genuine.
More info here. (thanks to Duckie for the tip)
An old photo of a formless ghost I reblogged is being flagged! This is madness.
Oh… and a painting of hands
-a photograph of some woods
-a Rossetti painting
-a Gericault painting of a fully clothed painter
– a picture of a living room,
-George IV riding a horse
-an illustration from Dickens’ Barnaby Rudge
-a midshipman’s uniform
I’ll add these have been flagged on this very blog:
– A fully clothed picture of a Victorian man in a top hat
– Two Holbein portraits. He only did clothed people and faces!
– A photo of Matisse drawing a naked male abstract greek statue, a Kouros. Not sexual at all.
– Two men wrestling in shorts – that was an illustration too
– A drawing of Nietzsche naked but no genitalia shown
– A life drawing of a man but again no genitalia shown
– Nicoletto da Modena etching of a Triton (again, not even a human bottom half so no genitalia)
Man on bus in a bowler, no idea of when this was taken. Victorian times?
The Temptations of Saint Anthony
Lucjan Wędrychowski— 1886
Oscare Wilde and Bosie cabinet cards. Surprising they were this open to the level of giving out cards to their friends or visitors.
Second one – cabinet photograph of Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas, Oxford, 1893, Collection of Mary, Viscountess Eccles – I suspect the former which is in the British Library is the same collection.
Vincent Price rocking the Victorian look in House of Wax. Is that a real moustache? The beard looks right though.
John (A): Head of an old man.
Ahh Augustus Edwin John…he gets the press because of the Victorian shock over his hippie/bohemian ‘gypsy’ lifestyle, and his sister Gwen got kind of ignored (she was more quiet, internal, reflective). I think she was the better painter, but I like this one from Augustus.