I could be wrong but the October 18th, 2011 picture looks like it may be Stephen Tennant, one of the Bright Young Things. It does bare a striking resemblance to him and a manner in which he would pose.
This is the second photo of the same men from the 1914-1918 cigar lighting photo. The casual closeness again struck me. From my personal vintage photo collection.
A few years ago I bought a big stack of 1914-1918’s Grand Tour pictures, with snaps from all around the world, and tucked inside was this picture and another of the the same men. I believe the image was men on a boat in Panama. I find this one casually intimate, whether they were simply close friends or more than that. This is from my personal photograph collection.
Unidentified men embracing and kissing. Location possibly Masterton. Photograph taken about 1887-1889, probably by Robert Gant.
The subjects of the August 17, 2013 and October 30, 2011 photos appear to be the same pair. Their hats, the chairs, the curtain (and especially the cord around it) are all the same. I suspect that the set is in fact modern but made to look old.
They do indeed, well spotted! As to the age of the photographs; it is difficult with many of these images to tell if they are indeed vintage (or of what vintage), especially as many come with no provenance if we’ve reblogged them from elsewhere. Generally we just have to go with the aesthetic, and if anyone would like to offer more details, please do.
elusive-reality asked: Thursday 27th October: This is most probably from Greece and specifically from the area of Crete. It's their traditional costume.
Dear new followers! Its lovely to meet you!
I was surprised at the sheer number of you. I assume you’re here because of the post on Queerty - if not, please tell me where you’re all coming from!
I need to go and fill up the queue…
Much love, S & B.
I wonder how prolific these after hours photoshoots were…