Sunday, February 24, 2013

ONE Archive Gets Proactive

One of the most popular posts I've ever written on this blog was about the digitization of the ONE Foundation's Lesbian and Gay archive of photographic material. A lot of that popularity seems to have been for the two handsome rockers having a snog in a photo booth, a photo which was tumbled, tweeted, flickred, wordpressed and blogged all over the place. However, there was a lot of interest too in the heartrending story of the anonymous gay couple whose wedding photos (from the 1950s!!!) were never returned to them by the manager of the photo shop they took them to for developing because he deemed them inappropriate.

Now, however, it seems that the archive is going proactive about this and has been trying to whip up some press about the photos in the hope of identifying the couple concerned. In these days of tension about equal marriage in both the US and the UK it seems an appropriate quest to be on. There's more on this at Philadelphia Gay News. If you have a blog, or a twitter account then why not help out by getting the story out there as best we can... If you have any information about the couple then please contact the archive, or me if you would prefer, and I will happily pass it on for you.

Thank you to Bob for the heads up...

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