Lincoln/Washington Muscle Tank

$56.00

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Despite what some men-who-have-sex-with-men-unfriendly historians insist, at Q&S we share the belief that Lincoln was sexually fluid: he had a nervous breakdown when the man he lived and shared a bed with got married, and he shared a bed in the White House for about six months with his handsome bodyguard, David Derickson. It was no more normal in the mid-19th century for a heterosexual American president to sleep in the same bed with another man than it would be today. To cap it off, one of Dashing Derickson’s many descendants — he sired ten children — told us that the family believes without doubt that his affair with Lincoln was a fact they’re rightly proud of.

This modified in-memoriam illustration, painted by S.J. Ferris in 1865 shortly after Lincoln was assassinated, might seem like further validation of Lincoln’s sexuality. It’s actually nothing more salacious than a moving expression of the nation’s grief at the time: Entitled “Washington & Lincoln (Apotheosis),” it depicts Washington embracing his spiritual heir, welcoming him to heaven with a hug and a laurel wreath. Aw!

This is a lightweight, soft but sturdy tank that fits like a glove and feels like a warm breeze.

• 100% airlume combed ring-spun cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/y² (142 g/m²)
• 32 singles
• Relaxed fit
• Side-seamed construction
• Wide, low-cut armholes

This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you — and it’s a bit pricier — but every item is hand-checked for quality. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction — you’re doing your bit for the planet. Thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions.

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