SAME-SEX COUPLES DANCING (ca. 1950) Photo
[Np, ca. 1950] Vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) photo, slight wear to extreme blank edge at lower bottom and light scattered creasing, near fine.
An extraordinary photo that shows men and women dancing in same-sex couples, possibly at a jazz club. It is important to note that most of the male couples are African American (although there are two pairs of white men, one pair in uniform and holding each other closely, near the top right). There are a few lesbian couples dancing near the bottom left, and one person in drag, with an elaborate headdress.
Although it is not possible to identify where this photo was taken, it would not be impossible to imagine that it might have been in Harlem. Our tentative date of ca. 1950 is based on clothing, hairstyles and the overall appearance of the photo itself.
This is a very precious artifact.
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