An eclectic mix of book collecting and dealing, gay life, gay sex, science fiction and victorian photographs
Monday, March 18, 2013
Campers at Swim
The lovely chap who shared the photograph of the lads diving into the Thames the other day has very kindly agreed to pass it to my collection and it arrived today, along with another image, this real photo postcard of a grouop of swimmers. In the background is a WW1-style tent although there's no sign of soldiery in the image. Also in the background, very blurred, is what might be a young man in a Scout uniform, maybe, perhaps... but the main group look an odd selection of ages to be a Scouting group. Anyway, in the absence of information on the back I'm sure we'll never know who or what this group is all about. Nonetheless a charming photo.
I am a bookcollector, bookdealer, publisher and writer living in Portsmouth on the South Coast of the UK.
This blog is my personal space for the recording of my numerous interests including science-fiction, victorian and vintage photography, gay literature, book design, typography, homoerotic artwork, the Amazon river, the books of Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo), Forrest Reid, sundry gay Victorian and Edwardian characters, Slash Fiction, Samuel R Delany, Vintage swimwear, Willard Price, Venice, and so on...
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