Lesbian imagery from the 1900s

This playlist is composed of some self-talking lesbian couples pictures from the last century. After the Victorian era, some couples of women continued to express their love and affection for each other in studio portraits and amateur photographs. Many gay and lesbian couples more or less lived openly together throughout their lives. This was far easier for women than for men as women were expected to live together if they were not married, and sharing a bed with a “female companion” was still relatively acceptable. The playlist also exposes some of the most famous same-sex kisses shown in cinema during Pre-Code Hollywood, which contained sexual references and images that were contrary to the yet to be enforced Hays Code.

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