TIL: it wasn’t uncommon for male friends in the 19th century to hold hands

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  1. I enjoy how often these sorts of pictures are misconstrued as evidence of secret sexualities rather than evidence of completely different perspectives of male affection and sexuality in general before the 20th century Christian homosexual panics.

    See also: Alexander was definitely gay, in the way we today would define it.

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