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Military recruitment art and advertising that used military images were produced by men to appeal to men. Sweaty, shirtless men in intimate situations with other sweaty muscular men were rendered to attract impressionable men of age to enlist. So why do they look so homoerotic to the modern eye? Was that the intent? Certainly, artists like J.C. Leyendecker were openly gay. What about McClelland Barclay?
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