Jess Collins (viaual artist) and Robert Duncan (poet) are depicted above in a photo taken at some point in 1958 or 1959 in Marin County at Stinson Beach in northern California. Jess was a member of the 1950s San Francisco art scene and met poet Robert Duncan in 1950. They remained together until Duncan’s death in 1988.
Earlier this summer, the blog ultrawolveunderthefullmoon had a nice post that introduced me to the couple, which you can read here.
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. Do you have a photo you would like to share? Email me at email@example.com.