Exploring History
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Exploring History

The Arrow Collar Man advertisement illustrated by J. C. Leyendecker
Source: Public domain

How a Gay Artist Defined the Perfect American Male in 1905

Joseph Christian Leyendecker created one of the most iconic ideals of male beauty in the early 20th century. His ubiquitous illustrations of the Arrow Collar Man — an incredibly macho and well-built model were celebrated across America as a definition of masculinity.



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Kamna Kirti

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