Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Beautiful Man

One of a number of anonymous photos I picked up the other day--and yes, he is beautiful.  (I think.)  One imagines an interracial element--something in his appearance evokes those now-quaint-sounding taxonomic terms of the later nineteenth century: quadroon, octoroon, terceron, mustee, and the like.  See Dion Boucicault's plays, or Uncle Tom's Cabin.