The photo was shared with me by a Peter Miller who often shares really cool photos like this one for my weekly vintage gay post. According to Peter’s research this is a trimmed down cabinet card dating back to the 1880s / 1890s depicting a drag queen (likely named Mark Smith). The photo appears to have been taken at Baker’s Art Gallery, located att 106 S. High Street, Columbus, OH at that time.
Much thanks Peter for this amazing find. If you have photos you think would make for a great vintage gay post, please do share them by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I dedicate this weekly post, featuring vintage gay photographs, to the men and women who lived in a more critical time where being true to yourself and loving who you want wasn’t always an option and came at a great price.