San Francisco: np, ca. 1960- 1975. Spiral-bound green hardcover album with adhesive sheets. 11 x 13 in. Album contains 146 photographs, 4 negatives, 4 postcards, and 3 greeting cards. Item #5817
A personal photo album containing photographs and ephemera charting the young life of a man named Bill through his teenage years in the Midwest to his relocation to California, his coming out of the closet and becoming a part of the San Francisco gay community. Photographs are in black and white and color, and include images of Bill’s biological and chosen families on vacation, his time spent in the US Navy in Rhode Island, and various holidays, parties, beach days, and other occasions.
Many pages captioned directly on plastic sheets in fine penmanship dictating locations and dates of photographs. A warm and joyful collection of vernacular photography.