Usually people who live in the 19th Century, look different than people do today, but it’s a legitimately old photo… Well at least the hottest cause there’s another of him looking older (I suppose?) His name is Louis Lingg and he died in 1887 at the age of twenty-three.
He died of a self-inflected wound to avoid being hung, as he was found guilty of taking part in the Haymarket Affair in Chicago.
An interesting item I found out was that while anarchy and terrorism are never tolerated, the reaction by the police was not so different than what would happen now, but it was only for a limited time.
Of all the guys that were convicted in the Haymarket Affair, he would have stood out as the hot young one. Now, I do have to wonder if being twenty three, idealistic, and single was any sort of reflection on his sexual orientation… Considering that back in those times people used to get married super young.
Before Stonewall in 1969 gay people “didn’t exist”, guys were just confirmed bachelors.
There is really no way to know anything personal about this guy, him being dead for more than a hundred years, but if I came across a guy looking like him on social media, I’d totally try my chances even if he were heterosexual.
After all, modern straights are a lot more permissive.