A deliciously explicit addition to my collection of early-1900s photographs featuring the incomparable Il Serpente, ‘The snake’ - the most naturally blessed and beautifully, brazenly seductive of all Vincenzo Galdi’s models.
I’ve long been adding ‘All I want for Christmas is Victorian gay porn’ as a tongue-in-cheek tag on an already frivolous greeting card post each December; this year I was surprisingly fortunate to actually be given some - six smutty photographs by Vincenzo Galdi!
Taken around the turn of the century, this is the first of them, typifying his bold and brazen style, pretending to be neither high art nor anatomical study, but honest unashamed eroticism.
Quite possibly the earliest close-up photograph of an erect penis, certainly the only in my collection of pre-war pictures, this explicit image by an unknown photographer was taken in 19th century Indiana.
A portrait drawing attention unavoidably to the glorious, unequalled endowment of Galdi’s most famed male model, an Italian beauty nicknamed for one wonderfully obvious reason Il Serpente (The Snake) - so daring at the turn of the last century to publish such things, unashamedly intended to arouse and inspire the most lustful thoughts : a purpose it fulfils fully to this day.