Evelyn Bross and Catherine Barscz, a couple, photographed after their arrest for cross-dressing and public indecency. Bross, who was 19 years old at the time, worked as a machinist at a WWII defense plant. But her men’s haircut and trousers clearly meant she was a danger to the public!
Racine Avenue Police Station, Chicago, USA, on June 5th, 1943.
Evening at the Le Monocle, ca. 1932. Photo by Brassaï.
Special lesbian cabaret inside Le Monocle, Montmartre, Paris, 1930. Photographed by Albert Harlingue.
A lot of Romans simply didn’t believe lesbians existed. The poet Ovid called lesbianism “a desire known to no one,” musing that, “among all animals, no female is seized by desire for female.”
Lesbian couple at Le Monocle, Paris, 1932 ,