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Posted 08 March 2007 - 08:59 AM

This collection of photographs, found together, date from the last decade of the 19th Century - most were picture postcards of men and youths with whom Jacob Miller apparently had sex. On the reverse of the postcards he gave annotations as to the physical "attributes" of said men and youths. Who Jacob Miller was is unknown. All that exists are these postcard photos. New York certainly seemed to have had a thriving and vibrant gay sub-culture during the 1880s and 1890s, and those viewers interested in the subject could do no better than consult George Chauncey's incredibly well researched and well written book, "Gay New York" (published by Basic Bokos, 1994.) Joshua ...

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 09:03 AM

Paresis Hall was a notorious gay bar and club, and male brothel in the Bowery, New York, during the later years of the 19th Century. Raymond - Paresis Hall

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 09:04 AM

Danny Moore ....

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 09:07 AM

Jack ...... Littlebucks (bar)

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 09:08 AM

Arnold Doyle .....

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 09:11 AM

The photographer obviously "knows" the owner of the shop and his assistant, for he has kindly written a note on the reverse - see next posting.

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 09:15 AM

Text: Mr. Henry Fitzgerald and his friend Mr. David Fitzpatrick at there [sic] store near the club. They visit me every week and have me together . . . Henry first and then David. . . Henry is 9 inch David is 10 inch P.H. May, 1891 Jacob Miller Of course I can only assume that Jacob Miller was the photographer and recipient of these gentlemen's attention!

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 09:17 AM

Willie (the Bull) Pearson ...

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 09:18 AM

Jimmy Smith .....

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 09:24 AM

Arnold Doyle (repeat) reverse side of photo next post .....

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