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Old Posted Jan 31, 2010, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
The Occidental College Football Team 1894.

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I think the affectionate guys on the upper left are great.
Can you imagine today's football players posing like that.
What happened between then and now?
Who knows what happened; in many 19th Century portraits, men who were buddies are often shown arm-in-arm. If you've ever seen the silent film "Wings" which came out in the late 1920s but was set during World War I, at the end of the film in the death scene, you see the one main male character kiss the other main male character on the mouth (because they were buddies in the film and the one gets mortally wounded).
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