Friday, June 15, 2007

Fave Foto Friday (gay history month edition II)



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Walt Whitman, American poet and noted homosexual, is seen here with his "special friend" Peter Doyle. The above photo is from the Library of Congress and is dated from 1866.

When Whitman met Doyle, he was an illiterate bus conductor from Washington D.C. Whitman taught the Irishman how to read and write (as well as a few other tricks, one supposes).

The men remained together until Whitman's death in 1892.

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