Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Queerly Adorable: 1940's Butch

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 24, 2011 4:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History
Tags: 1940s, lesbian history, lgbt history, male drag, queer history, vintage butch

Found on the very wonderful photo archive, Queering, these gorgeous people are taking a jaunty stroll in their menswear.

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gregorybrown | January 25, 2011 8:31 AM

They look so sweetly happy, striding along. This is another of those great ambiguous photos. There was a photo in a local paper's "Historic Photos"with a caption talking about the late 40's fad among high school girls--wearing their father's dress shirts and ties, maybe sport coats too. Keep these wonderful photos coming, please.

I love the smile on the girl on the right.