The most fun thing about antique photography? Dude watching!
One of the most pernicious gender stereotypes people deal with is the idea that women are the sexually attractive gender, and men are inherently unappealing, visually and sexually. Arguing against that stereotype is… well, 90% of women. Especially the ones who sustain blogs like My Daguerrotype Boyfriend, where the joy of studying gorgeous old photographs is combined with the joy of studying gorgeous old guys. (Try not to think about how long they’ve all been dead. It spoils the effect.)
So for the gentlemen reading this, enjoy the great archive of photographic history, design, and glimpses into the lives of the past. Enjoy feeling appreciated, even if you are in full color. And for the ladies reading this… you’re welcome.