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According to People’s Daily Online, an online English-language Chinese newspaper, two same-gender couples (who weren’t really couples) tried to get married in Chaoyang yesterday. They were turned away, but it sounds like the city employees were pretty gracious about it. Cute picture below; you can read the article here.
These days, this little fellow would probably get the censors in an uproar. In the early part of the 20th century, this image provoked no such concern. Does that make that era a “more innocent age” – as many might suggest? At that time, a kid this age could as easily have been working in a factory or attending a lynching as gracing the cover of a respected magazine half-naked. Innocence is overrated. And security is an illusion.
When we first published this, we had no idea about the provenance on this delicious vintage-looking image.
Patrick Mulcahey informs us that the model is John Pruitt, a favorite of Colt Publishing. Gerard Koskovich ids the photographer as Jim French, aka Rip Colt. Thanks, Guys!