May 20, 2010

keeping a disorderly house


6 to 15 months hard labor for attending a house party. This wasn't how the night was supposed to go.

London, England
1926
from National Archives UK

11 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Those people are too pretty to do hard labor.

downtown guy said...

It's pretty obvious which person here is the only one not about to go to jail for being a deviant.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I fucking love this photo. Good stuff!

Love U 2.

Steph(anie) said...

I'm a moron sometimes, so I have to ask. Are you referring to the girl when you say one of them won't go to jail?

downtown guy said...

Yes. All the men were arrested and jailed for being known homosexuals.

downtown guy said...

I want to add, I look at things like this and am blown away by the strength and courage it took at certain times (and even now in certain places) just to acknowledge the truth about one's romantic and sexual attractions.

Steph(anie) said...

Amen.

Mark said...

I wrote a short story once about going back in time to tell Oscar Wilde on a train station platform (when he was being transferred from one prison to another) that he's be an honored hero in a century hence.

downtown guy said...

I'd like to read that.

May said...

I am constantly amazed at what people go through to be who they are.

downtown guy said...

That's part of what makes us what we are.