Monthly Archives: January 2023

LGBT History ?

Special Collections recently purchased a “Colorado Homesteaders” photograph album containing this intriguing image dated 1924.

The photo is labeled “practiseing” (practicing) and shows two women kissing.

We don’t know their names or anything about them. We don’t know who labeled the photo. We have so many questions. This is what it is to study LGBTQ+ / gay / lesbian / queer history / herstory / theirstory / ourstory.

The album is not yet cataloged, but researchers are welcome to view it in Special Collections — just ask for the “Colorado Homesteaders” album.