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To celebrate importing my entries and comments to Dreamwidth, I thought I'd share some adult content (by Livejournal's standards). I noticed these pretties while rereading[personal profile] herself_nyc 's  “Manhattan Nocturne”. :)


1. Hunks! \o/ Saturday Evening Post cover for 08.06.1932 by JC Leyendecker (source - there's a great article about the artist here, too!)
lots of glistening muscle on six men who are carrying a boat


2. Man in Long Underwear by Joseph Christian Leyendecker (source)
Look at this glorious underwear ad of 1915! That profile! ;) What do you think? Would you buy the product? :D

painting of a handsome man in old timey underwear


3. Ad for Interwoven Socks “Highest Honors Everywhere” by JC Leyendecker, 1922/1923 (source)
Don't you love some gratuitous phallic imagery?

a man with a square hat and erect diploma sitting on a globe


4. Gentlemen with Golf Clubs by JC Leyendecker (source)
Gentlemen Fondling Elongated Objects, Probably Checking Out the Very Nice Arms of Other Gentlemen
man with nice arms fondles a golf club, other man looks in his general direction thoughtfully


5. WWI recruiting poster “These men have COME ACROSS” by Frank Xavier Leyendecker (the other Leyendecker!) (source)
Can you make propaganda any more gay? ^^ (Also check out the big throbbing calls to action, the indication of urgency, the vague appeal to values... this was written as an ad alright.)

shirtless hunks loading a cannon



Date: 2017-04-15 08:45 am (UTC)
sueworld: Heart (Default)
From: [personal profile] sueworld
I think labelling this as 'propaganda' isn't really the correct term, imo more like homo erotic imagery. :)

Date: 2017-04-15 08:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rahirah
I do love that art style, regardless of content!

Date: 2017-04-16 07:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] feliciacraft
*Snort*

So many questions! Where to start? Why are the Men Carrying Heavy Object greased up like Thanksgiving turkeys? Wouldn't that make it difficult to hold on? Did #2 and #3 use the same model (the nose, the lips...)? Also in #2, would anyone who had the fine taste to drape oneself in lavish silk robes really pair them with infant onesies underneath? And what is the wisdom in #5 of donning protective gloves while foregoing shoes and even shirts?

XD

Date: 2017-04-16 12:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shapinglight
Nice to see a man not hung up about showing his socks. :)

Date: 2017-04-20 06:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dancingdragon3
Awesome, this is the best post! It's oddly uplifting to me to see such blatant homoeroticsm in old timey adverts. Those are some slick, high class ads. The golf club is my fave.

But the idea that the army knew it would help recruitment is hysterical! I know WWII had a lot to do with the growth of gay sub-culture in port cities, but the visual evidence takes it to a new level.
Edited Date: 2017-04-20 06:43 pm (UTC)

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