Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell, Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s
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A couple weeks ago Anne Marie talked to married couple Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell. authors of the newly published book Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s. Hugh and Neal have been happily married for 30 years. The love between them is palpable, even after all those years.

They called it the accidental collection and what began as a lucky coincidence became a rescue mission. Charged with protecting antiquity, Hugh and Neal, doggedly went about acquiring and preserving this visual narrative of men in love. Approximately 3,000 photos in, with the encouragement of others, they decided to share their collection with the world. 

Bringing to light the hidden history that was always there but unseen, and according to Hugh a “powerful depiction of love between two people.”

More on Hugh, Neal and the book:

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Rupert Brook:
Duncan Grant:
Duncan Grant works of art:
Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini: 

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