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Black & white mood. 🖤 Dreaming of slow dancing with a handsome Butch woman - I’m swooning, but she is holding me tight, love being held close to her. Cool on the outside, fire within.♥️🔥♥️ A kiss on the neck, her whispers in my ear, making me blush in the dark - thank god it’s in black&white! 😏☺️ The photos: Old vintage photo from 1920-30ies lesbian club «Le Monocle» in Paris, and a sweet butch/femme couple. (I don’t know the photographers) - and some of just little ol me. 😘 #vintagelesbians #butchfemme #lemonocle #1920ies #1930ies #lesbianhistory #loveislove 🌈 #lesbisk #butchlesbian 🔥♥️ #femmelesbian #butchfemmelove #butchfemmemagic #femmesdream 💋 #dreamingoflove ♥️
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Carol by Patricia Highsmith could have been inspired by the real story of Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt. Gloria (1904 - 1965) one of the most well-known and millionaire American aristocrats, was involved in a scandal in 1934 where she was accused of being a lesbian, and therefore, unable to raise her young daughter. Gloria was taken to trial when her daughter was 10 years old; the paternal aunt of the child fought to take custody of the girl, claiming "moral deficiencies" on the part of the mother. Gloria had had a relationship with Nada Milford Haven, which became suddenly famous and was used against her, all due to a hilly holiday in Cannes - where by chance, also was the future Duchess of Windsor - Finally Morgan Vanderbilt lost the battle and her daughter - little Gloria - became under the tutelage of her aunt Gertrude Vanderbilt. Years later, the miniseries "Little Gloria, Happy at last" would portray the odyssey of trials and inheritances that all had to live. #gloriamorganvanderbilt #gloriamorgan #vintagelesbians #queerhistory #patriciahighsmith #nadamilfordhaven #gertrudevanderbilt #lgbt #carol
two girls sharing a kiss at a beatles concert, october 1964.
Letter from #maysarton to #juliettehuxley dated Tuesday 4 May [1948] 'My darling love, my angel, all morning I've been thinking of you, I have my ticket to Paris for May 20th but how far away it seems! Dear God, how am I to wait to through all these days and nights? ... Do you know I completely and entirely belong to you? What else, my love? Last night I was a little sad because they all seemed to have forgotten it was my birthday. Then at supper, Mother brought in a tray a lovely little topaze ring which Grannie worn. But of couse you know what my real birthday is - "This is the birthday of my life, because my love has come to me". Oh my darling Juliette, it is good to be loved by you, how good you can perhaps not know. I think very much about the delicacy of your face, when it suddenly becomes perilously closer to my lips. Whenever I shut my eyes you are there, so now I'll shut them'. #theselettersarepriceless #otps #vintagelesbians #vintagelove #queerhistory #queerlove #loveletters #books #bloomsburyset #ilovehowgaythe40swere #instagay
Celebrate Queer Love and Creativity at Planet Queer: Summer Lovin 🚀 Monday - August 20th 👽 8pm show 🦄 Akbar in Silver Lake 🌈 #performanceart #queerperformance #planetqueer #akbarsilverlake #queerlosangeles #queerperformance #instagay #spacequeer #queerart #queer #lgbtq #bipride #vintagegay #gaylien #alienlove #vintagelesbians #girllove #lesbian
These snapshots of #juliettehuxley were taken by #maysarton on November 1937, soon after they have started an affair. 55 years later, when May was receiving her eighteenth honorary degree at the #universityofnewengland it were these pictures what she took with her, 'The balm of my heart' was her only remarking about it. #ilovethem #otp #vintagelesbians #vintagelove #bloomsburyset #bloomsbury
Solo traveling is the best kind of traveling. #solotravel
New picture of an old picture of some femme lumberjacks (I bought it and it's going to live on my wall in Philly and bless me with lumberjacky-minnesota vibes) . . . . . #imnotsayingtheyregay #butlike #theyregay #naturegay #vintagequeer #gay #queer #feralfemmesofthenorthwoods #lookatthisphotograph #oldtimeyphoto #antique #femmesforever #vintagephotography #ladylumberjack #butches #vintage #lumberjacks #ephemera #queerephemera #herstory #vintagelesbians
'Some things never change, some seasons sometimes prevail' ... It would be a good prologue for the love story between #maysarton and #juliettehuxley Here, we can see Juliette with her two sons, Anthony and Francis Huxley, pictures taken on September, 1934; two years before she met May. Their relationship - as Juliette's son Francis would later said so - was extremely human, in their demands, in their conflicts, in their joys, a love lived at a high intensity. The lyrical, extremely romantic letters they exchanged reflect their poetic language - and show the intensity of what they felt for each other. Written from 1936, when May was 24 and Juliette 39, until just before Juliette's death, in September 1994, the letters illustrate a 60-year of love. #vintagelove #queerhistory #vintagelesbians #otp #vintagelover #queerpride
May Sarton (1912 - 1995) Poet, novelist, journal writer. She was born in Wondelgem, Belgium, then after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914, her family fled to Ipswich, England, and finally to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she became an american citizen in 1916. Lyric depth and an amazing craftsmanship in transparency characterize the poetry of Sarton. Consistency, coherence between life and work, assured her a lasting dialogue with her readers, beyond the critical blindness of the time. When asked why and how she wrote poetry, she simply answered: "I found poetry the moment I found my Muse. With me it's the Muse who causes poetry by focussing the world. It doesn't matter whether I go to bed with her or not. With me, it's been half and half... The only pure love, I've come to believe, is unrequited love." The Muse was Juliette Huxley, she was the greatest and preeminent love in Sarton's life, the most creative and enduring of her passions. It is said that two lovers are incomplete without God as the third, the apex of the triangle. With Sarton it was poetry which became that third element creating the ultimate communion with Juliette. #maysarton #juliettehuxley #vintagelesbians #vintagelove #poetry #vintagelover #love #otp #bloomsburyset #bloomsburygroup #queer #queerliterature
Don't care if I posted im obsessed with them #patsyanddelia #vintagelesbians #cute #lgbt
Rex Whistler once wrote to Caroline Paget from the Eiffel Tower on a "Gloomy Sunday", '... I've loved you, you see, Caroline, while you have never loved me at all, - only liked me'. Rex could imagined her standing in the hall with a bored expression, thinking - another invitation to dodge. She never wanted his company much, she had been content, even glad, when work kept them apart. The true is that Caroline was not single-mindedly attracted to men. She was a lesbian but was unable to live openly in an era where most gay people still sought the cover of heterosexual relationships. Her son, Charles Duff said she could not fall for Rex because she was not available. In 1934, aged twenty-one, Caroline met Audry Carten, an actress and playwright, and fell in love. 'From that moment onwards, she had a partner so she wasn't really free to be anyone else's.' So her heart was given before Rex had a share in it. #rexwhistler #ladycarolinepaget #carolinepaget #unrequitedlove #charlesduff #audreycarten #audrycarten #vintagelesbians #mygayqueen #mypoorrex
Throwin it back again to when I peaked too soon js #tbt #thisisgayculture
Juliette Huxley, nee Baillot (1896 - 1994) She was born in Auvernier, Switzerland, daughter of Alphonse Baillot, a building solicitor and Mélanie Antonia Baillot. At the age of 19, Juliette left for England, applying for a position as a governess, she was hired by lady Ottoline Morrell. For two years, Juliette lived and worked at Garsington Manor, the Morrell's stately home outside Oxford, where Ottoline entertained the lively circle of Bloomsbury writers and artists, among them Bertram Russell, Lytton Strachey, Virginia Woolf, Dora Carrington, Vita Sackville-West and the Huxley brothers Aldous and Julian. Juliette married Julian in 1919. The young couple soon realize that what they yearned and needed was an open relationship, both agreed in having others partners. In 1936 Juliette's life would change forever. Julian had met a young writer, her name was May Sarton. At first Sarton shared a love affair with Julian, biologist and then Director of the London Zoo. It was through this affair that Sarton grew to realize her real passion was reserved for women, as she explained to Julian in a letter: "... There is a part of me perhaps the writing part that needs a woman as a man needs a woman... However much one loves there are things one can't do against one's own spirit." It was the writing part of her, the poet, who fell in love with Juliette. Juliette became Sarton's muse as poetry flowed from her pen. Their relation intense and powerful as it was, was also fullfied with fears and misunderstanding, which eventually dictated a twenty-seven years separation. The intervening years of silence had not destroyed the love Sarton held for Juliette. In her final days, May Sarton wrote to Juliette: "... I would have race through the years to meet you at the other end." #maysarton #juliettehuxley #lgbt #vintagelesbians #vintagelove #bloomsburygroup
It’s the truth ~ kiki ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 [image description:”I was one a tomboy, now I’m a full grown lesbian”] ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 #lesbian #gay #lgbt #wlw #🏳️‍🌈 #lgbtq #lesbianlove #girlslikegirls #vintagelesbians #art
Even with your soft obsession It's not enough attention for me //circa 1929 Pre-nazi Berlin seemed pretty neat if u ask me
If anyone knows where I can get letters of Virginia Woolf and Vira Sackville-West and not pay in both of my kidneys please let me know because I’m desperate... . How are you guys doing? What are you reading? 💕☺️I’m currently working my way through „Vita & Virginia” and „Mrs Dalloway”, I feel like it’s time to finally read something of the woman that history intrigues me so much! . Plant update: decided to name her Virginia because a) i like the name b) still has a connection to Florence c) gay 😂 . #books #bookstagram #bookishpeepsies #reader #readersofinstagram #booksofinstagram #reading #book #bookworm #bookaddict #bookdragon #bookish #booklove #bookporn #booklover #bookphotography #virginiawoolf #vitasackvillewest #vitaandvirginia #mrsdalloway #lesbians #vintagelesbians #pride
Clearly they're just good friends... yeah, that must be it. Friends. ;) 🌸🌈✨ . #historical #1910s #vintagelesbians #lgbthistory #wlw #sapphic #antiquephoto
here’s some queer film recommendations for your lovely Saturday! hope you all have a wonderful last day of pride month <3 Note: sorry for any typos + for my excessive use of “universal themes” —————— #gay #girlswhokissgirls #girlslikegirls #boyswholikeboys #gayboys #queer #queerfilm #pride #pridemonth #film #cinematography #loveislove #moodboard #cmbyn #timotheechalamet #moonlight #poc #blacklove #vintagelesbians #cateblanchett
VINTAGE TUESDAY . Sometimes called “Boston Marriages”, Butches and Femmes have been sharing homes and lives for years. LOVE these vintage images! #butchfemmeplanet #butchfemme #butchesandfemmes #butchfemmelove #butchfemmelife #butchfemmedynamic #vintagebutchfemme #vintagelesbians #oldschoolbutchfemme #butchfemmemagic #lgbt #lgbtq #queer #dykesofinstagram #lesbiansofig #pride2018 #lesbians #bostonmarriage #pridemonth
Me at most parties. #vintagelesbians
Gertrude Gamble explained to Lady Mullen that Audrey Carten was 'One of the best known lesbians in London' but to the public she just was an actress and promising playwright. She was born Audrey Hare Bicker-Caarten into a large middle-class family at Blomfield Road. By 1920 Audrey was on stage and making a name for herself by investing some of Shakespeare's heroines with little verve and spirit, her humour and style marked her out as "Modern". Her real breakthrough came in 1923 when she played Una in #geralddumaurier 'The Dancers'. Critics praised her "delicate, eerie, sensitive". Was in this play where she become friend with #tallulahbankhead In 1934, she met the 'love of her life' #ladycarolinepaget . According to Caroline's son, Charles: 'From that moment onwards, she had a partner so she wasn't really free to be anyone else's.' explaining why Caroline could not fall for #rexwhistler 'She was not available.' #audreycarten #otp #gertrudegamble #vintagelove #vintagelesbians #vintagelover
Well however you're celebrating pride today, I do hope you're with someone(s) you love.....and that the stockings are this nice! 😘💜 . . . . . #vintagegay #vintagelesbians #queervintage #vintagephotograph #happypride #torontopride #celebratelove #lovewins #nicestockings
Reading Carol and realising all lesbians are as dramatic as this and feeling at peace with this knowledge . . . . #gaysrus #carol #vintagelesbians #lesbianofthefuture
#Repost @lovergirlnyc ・・・ Always respect those who paved the way for us. "Two Females 'Married' in Chicago - To Each Other" from a 1970 issue of Jet Magazine. Hope they had a good life together. . . . #PRIDE #LesbianPRIDE #QWOC #QueerWomen #QPOC #vintagelesbians #vintageLGBT #JETmagazine #oldschool #lgbt #loveislove #lgbtlove #lgbtqlove #queergirls #lezziegram #dykesofinstagram #LesbiansofNYC #LesbiansofIG #LesbiansofInstagram #LesbianPride #LesbianLife #GayGirl #GayNewYork #QueersOfInstagram #HerStory #trailblazers
Always respect those who paved the way for us. "Two Females 'Married' in Chicago - To Each Other" from a 1970 issue of Jet Magazine. Hope they had a good life together. . . . #PRIDE #LesbianPRIDE #QWOC #QueerWomen #QPOC #vintagelesbians #vintageLGBT #JETmagazine #oldschool #lgbt #loveislove #lgbtlove #lgbtqlove #queergirls #lezziegram #dykesofinstagram #LesbiansofNYC #LesbiansofIG #LesbiansofInstagram #LesbianPride #LesbianLife #GayGirl #GayNewYork #QueersOfInstagram #HerStory #trailblazers
the gay is strong with this one
happy pride month ❤️ #pride #vintagelesbians
One of my fav pictures from the weekend! #sommerfrische #bustle #bustledress #1870s #vintagelesbians #victorian
🌈 #pride means never having to hide or fear for my safety over loving another. I celebrate pride every day.
~Le Monocle Club~ His 1930s lesbian nightclub is already available as a print. Click on my Etsy Store to get this little piece of lesbian history. #lesbianart #lesbianhistory #lesbianlife #vintagelesbians #lesbianlove #lesbianclub #lesbianpride
The cool thing about photo booths is that, no one sees you. So it was a perfect opportunity for same sex relationships to show their love. -Pauli- #vintage #vintagelesbians #1900s #loveconquersall #lgbtq #lgbtqiapd #pride #lgbtqplus #lgbt #lesbian
“Bosom Buddies”
“Wheat and Carrots” - a bride in a home-made veil posing with a wheat and carrot bouquet, the groom is another woman in a suit and silk ribbon bow tie. I'm not sure if they're in costumes or if this is an unusual "home-made" wedding.
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