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Photograph albums from the estate of an unidentified lesbian couple. Two albums contain photographs directly related to the Feb. 15, 1953 wedding of two of their gay male friends. The name "Merle" is written over one of the photos. The women were among the chosen few guests in attendance at the wedding, which appears to have been at a private home, possibly the home of these women. Albums include pictures of couples and groups of friends, some with people in drag. Includes photos of trips to Valley Forge, Atlantic City, the Pocono Mountains, and Niagara Falls. Other locations include Stonetown, a community in Berks County, PA; and 905 Buttonwood Street, in Philadelphia near the Art Museum, an old established gay

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