Gentlemen, Your Wedding Photos Are Ready After 62 Years, Part 7

1957 Same-Sex Wedding

In case you just tuned in, I’m slowly going through a set of photos of the wedding of two men in Philadelphia in 1957. The film was left at a shop to be developed and the store manager refused to return the prints because he found them objectionable. Rather than destroying them, however, he allowed a shop employee to keep them and they were eventually sold on EBay with copies given to the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, which is trying to identify the men in the pictures.

Previously:

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

The fellow second from the left in the group photo served as a minister for the ceremony.

1957 Same-Sex Wedding

Here he is, cropped and enlarged from the group photo.

1957 Same-Sex Wedding
We also find him here…

1957 Same-Sex Wedding

And here….

1957 Same-Sex Wedding

And here….

1957 Same-Sex Wedding

Can anyone identify this book?

1957 Same-Sex Wedding

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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