Collection of photograph albums

Finding aid created by GLBT Historical Society staff using RecordEXPRESS
GLBT Historical Society
989 Market Street, Lower Level
San Francisco, California 94103
(415) 777-5455
reference@glbthistory.org
http://www.glbthistory.org/
2021


Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of photograph albums
Dates: 1900-1940
Collection Number: 1991-17
Creator/Collector:
Extent: 2 folders
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: This artificial collection contains photo albums that document women and men in predominantly homosocial settings.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Collection of photograph albums. GLBT Historical Society

Scope and Content of Collection

This artificial collection contains photo albums that document women and men in predominantly homosocial settings. One album portrays one portion (circa 1900-1920) of the life of an unknown woman and her friends. Numerous photos of women in men's clothing, generally in a humorous vein. Nothing suggests these people were homosexual but it does document casual same-sex intimacy and cross-dressing common to this period. The other album contains photos from the San Francisco Bay Area and the California coast, circa 1940s. There are snapshots of homes, families and male friends hanging out together. These also document same-sex intimacy. GSSO Linked Terms: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_008194

Indexing Terms

Photography