This week’s theme: Bare Vintage Gallery #1: Single or solo!
A gallery is a collection of art and/or photographs for display. The collection featured here today is aligned with Black History Month and in keeping with the historical perspective today’s images depict only one African-American bare practitioner per photo with a caption underneath each entry.
All images were obtained from the internet. Unless known for certain, all persons shown are assumed to be same gender loving.
Today’s presentation shows a single man posing bare (clothes-free) for each image. Most of these pictures reflect a “professional” positioning that was probably obtained by a commercial photographer. By the 1950’s, publications were in existence that focused on audiences desiring the likeness of nude men.
During the 1950’s decade, the US was still functioning as a segregated (separation of the races) society. Few, if any, magazines offered photographs that implied or showed any type of harmony between the races.
Despite the segregation policies, these photos are proof that there were indeed an audience that both admired and appreciated the likenesses of nude men without shame over their bodies!
Author’s Note: The posting here is planned for Sunday, February 7, 2021 and the proposed topic is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.