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lavenderculture:

Jacques d’Adelswärd-Fersen (1880-1923) was a French poet and novelist who was convicted in Paris for “inciting youth to commit debauchery”. Fersen (above) then fled from France to the Island of Capri, Italy and built a villa there, “dedicated to the youth of love”. The Island of Capri had also attracted other homosexual and bisexual men, such as Oscar Wilde and Alfred Douglas.  This villa was called “Villa Lysis”, where he lived with his lover Nino Cesarini (below). The two edited a literary magazine which was meant to be a subtle defense of homosexual love, called “Akademos”. 

Portrait of Nino Cesarini by Paul Hocker, 1904. 

An account of their relationship was written by Roger Peyrefitte, 1959. 

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If you could still be convicted in Paris for “inciting youth to commit debauchery” then I would be in jail by now.

Ummm….I don’t know how much inciting would really be necessary. That face, debauchery, okay, let’s go.

runforyourlifeifyoucan writes:
Lt. J. B. Washington and Second Lt. George Custer. Double cute. This picture was taken after Washington was captured as a Confederate prisoner. Washington and Custer were ex-classmates and friends. Custer is best known for The Battle of Little Bighorn, aka “Custer’s Last Stand,” part of the Great Sioux War. Custer lost his life and his regiment suffered a severe defeat.
Sad story, no? All I can say is, at least they were good lookin’.
Well all I can say is: Goddamn, boy! This confederate prisoner guy must have seceded from the union because it just couldn’t handle all that sexy. Also, I love that Custer was like, “Oh hey, I know that guy! Yeah, the one in handcuffs! We went to school together. Here, let’s get a picture!”
Who does that.

runforyourlifeifyoucan writes:

Lt. J. B. Washington and Second Lt. George Custer. Double cute. This picture was taken after Washington was captured as a Confederate prisoner. Washington and Custer were ex-classmates and friends. Custer is best known for The Battle of Little Bighorn, aka “Custer’s Last Stand,” part of the Great Sioux War. Custer lost his life and his regiment suffered a severe defeat.

Sad story, no? All I can say is, at least they were good lookin’.

Well all I can say is: Goddamn, boy! This confederate prisoner guy must have seceded from the union because it just couldn’t handle all that sexy. Also, I love that Custer was like, “Oh hey, I know that guy! Yeah, the one in handcuffs! We went to school together. Here, let’s get a picture!”

Who does that.

Our Submitter Erin says:
Honestly, one of the best-looking presidents that America has ever had, not to mention the outstanding work he had accomplished during his presidency. He may not be one of the most conventionally beautiful males around, but he sure was a looker!
Look at him chop that wood!
And you know, I’m inclined to agree. I’ve always been a sucker for tall guys, beards, and acknowledgment of moral ambiguity.

Our Submitter Erin says:

Honestly, one of the best-looking presidents that America has ever had, not to mention the outstanding work he had accomplished during his presidency. He may not be one of the most conventionally beautiful males around, but he sure was a looker!

Look at him chop that wood!

And you know, I’m inclined to agree. I’ve always been a sucker for tall guys, beards, and acknowledgment of moral ambiguity.

The handsome young man is a young Robert E. Lee.
So, way back in 1861, my buddy Abe Lincoln was like, “Yo Robbie. You wanna control the whole entire Union Army even though you’re from Virginia which is leaning towards not being in the Union anymore? You’re just such an awesome army dude, I think you’d do a good job.” And Robert E. Lee was like, “no,” and fought for the Confederacy even though he disagreed with secession purely out of loyalty to his state.
Forget wanting to tap that, I want to marry that! If he showed that kind of loyalty to his state, I’m pretty sure he’d be awesome at committed relationships. (But I also would like to tap that.)
Fun Facts:
He married George Washington’s Step-Great-Granddaughter.
He and Ulysses S. Grant were tight during the Mexican-American War.
His estate is what is now Arlington National Cemetery.

The handsome young man is a young Robert E. Lee.

So, way back in 1861, my buddy Abe Lincoln was like, “Yo Robbie. You wanna control the whole entire Union Army even though you’re from Virginia which is leaning towards not being in the Union anymore? You’re just such an awesome army dude, I think you’d do a good job.” And Robert E. Lee was like, “no,” and fought for the Confederacy even though he disagreed with secession purely out of loyalty to his state.

Forget wanting to tap that, I want to marry that! If he showed that kind of loyalty to his state, I’m pretty sure he’d be awesome at committed relationships. (But I also would like to tap that.)

Fun Facts:

He married George Washington’s Step-Great-Granddaughter.

He and Ulysses S. Grant were tight during the Mexican-American War.

His estate is what is now Arlington National Cemetery.