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Philadelphia Gay Wedding Photographs
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Title: Philadelphia gay wedding photographs
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2012-034
    Identifier/Call Number: 287
    Physical Description: 21 photographs. Black-and-white photographic prints
    Date (inclusive): circa 1957
    Abstract: Black and white photographic prints, circa 1957, of two gay male wedding ceremonies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Container: 1

    Preferred Citation

    Philadelphia Gay Wedding Photographs, Coll2012-034, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

    Publication Rights

    Researchers wishing to publish material must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives as the physical owner of the material. Note that permission to publish does not constitute copyright clearance. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials from the copyright holder(s).


    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Processing Information

    Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    An employee of a Philadelphia photo-lab made and retained an unauthorized copy of the photographs. It is thanks to this anonymous person that we have a record of two marriages of male couples in 1950s Philadelphia.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Same-sex marriage -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia