Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Military Woman: antique photos

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 23, 2010 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, The Movement
Tags: antique photo, lesbian interest, women in the military, women's history

I have no idea who these women are, but the uniform appears to be WWI era. Can any of the brilliant minds here can shed some light on this history mystery? I love these photos, and wish I knew more about them.


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She reminds me of Annie Oakley.

I sorta kinda dont think that's military -- no insignia. If anything, I'd guess hunting and riding gear that would be worn by either sex.

TTTT, I'm almost kinda thinking that's a guy. Were there names on the back? The shoes, to be honest, dont mean anything: men wore pointed boots with heels when on the saddle (look at modern-day cowboy boots). But on the basis of body structure, there's nothing to ascertain one way or the other.

I dunno, Gloria... Kinda looks to me like she's posing on the grounds of the insane asylum that houses her? And the white-bloused woman is her nurse? The gun would be unloaded of course; just a harmless prop to pacify her delusions. (Just goofin' around here...) :)

The fencing is strange, and she probably wouldn't have used a gun in a neighborhood.

A double barrel 12 gauge shotgun isn't a military weapon either. Perhaps sie was a home guard or some such? Hir facial features are quite feminine, imo (as far as that goes, anyway). It's certainly a fascinating photo, more in what it leaves out rather that what's in it.