The mystery of the gay wedding photos

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The search is on to identify two men in a series of photos from a gay wedding that were printed in a North Philly drugstore in 1957, but never returned to their owners. (Courtesy of the One National Gay & Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles and the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives in Philadelphia)

The search is on to identify two men in a series of photos from a gay wedding that were printed in a North Philly drugstore in 1957, but never returned to their owners. (Courtesy of the One National Gay & Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles and the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives in Philadelphia)

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The search is on to identify two men in a series of photos from a gay wedding that were printed in a North Philly drugstore in 1957 — but never returned to their owners. Why didn’t these photos ever make it to the couple and what do they tell us about what life was like for Philly’s LGBTQ community in the 50s and 60s? Filmmaker P.J. Palmer is creating a documentary series based on his investigation.

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