Sunday, August 11, 2013

Hugh Mangum: Itinerant Photographer

Hugh Mangum
Duke University Libraries have a wonderful collection of digitized photos and empherea. Among there collections is a trove of photos taken by Hugh Leonard Magnum (1877-1922). Referred to as an "itinerant photographer," Mangum traveled through the cities and countryside of North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Through his camera lens, he captured lives, lifestyles, and relationships from the early 20th century. Without these images, many of these lives would be totally obscured by history. 

There are some short YouTube clips about Magnum here and here. You can find some biographical information about him here.

After the page break I've included some of the most striking examples of his work that depict friendship between men. I'll upload a larger cross section of his work to my Tumblr page and put the links here.

For more images of vintage men and their relationships (some gay, some straight) visit: Two Men and Their DogAdam and Steve in the Garden of Eden: On Intimacy Between MenA Man and His DogThe Beasts of West PointVintage Men: Innocence Lost | The Photography of William GedneyIt's Only a Paper Moon;Vintage Gay America: Crawford BartonThese Men Are Not Gay | This Is Not A Farmer | DisfarmerDesire and Difference: Hidden in Plain SightCome Make Eyes With Me Under the Anheuser BushHugh Mangum: Itinerant PhotographerTwo men, Two PosesPhotos are Not Always What They Seem,Vintage Sailors: An Awkward RealizationThree Men on a HorseWelkom Bar: Vintage Same Sex MarriagePretty in Pink: Two Vintage Chinese MenMemorial Day Surprise: Vintage Sailor LoveMemorial Day: Vintage Dancing SailorsThe Curious Case of Two Men EmbracingThey'll Never Know How Close We WereVintage Love: Roger Miller Pegram,Manly Affections: Robert GantHomo Bride and Groom Restored to DignityThe Men in the TreesThe Girl in the OuthouseTommy and Buzz: All My Love,Men in Photo Booths, and Invisible: Philadelphia Gay Wedding c. 1957. You can also follow me on Tumblr.

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