Friday, December 3, 2021


Vincenzo Galdi took this garden photo of a young man and a blanket in the 1890s.  Galdi had modeled for von Pluschow and studied photography with him.  When von Pluschow was charged with corrupting the morals of Italian youth in 1902, Galdi somehow escaped prosecution, despite working with the older man.  Galdi had his own legal problems later, but managed to continue his career.



  1. I often wondered how these men could "get away with" doing these pictures. So they DID have legal hassles? If the Right takes over in this country, we'll be seeing censorship back in full force, I fear.

    1. It was really complicated. Initially, the legal hassles were over their sexual relationships with other males, some of whom were underage. Later, some of the photos were suppressed and even destroyed by the early fascists. A lot of right wingers love their porn, but their politicians and judges (like most) are hypocrites, so might vote for censorship while maintaining private collections.