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Becoming Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-century America
Molly McGarry and Fred Wasserman
Visited by over 100,000 people, Becoming Visible: The Legacy of Stonewall, The New York Public Library's groundbreaking 1994 exhibit, was the largest and most extensive display of lesbian and gay history ever mounted in a museum or gallery space. Now, two of the curators of that exhibition, Molly McGarry and Fred Wasserman, have expanded upon the story told by the exhibit, pairing an authoritative text with more than 300 compelling photographs, documents, and artifacts--many never before published--from the Library's collections as well as other sources. Becoming Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-century America is sure to be the standard popular reference on the subject.
"... an insightful, swiftly paced narrative ... a skilled blend of text and illustrations, and lively, eminently useful summary of modern gay history." --Kirkus Reviews
"Superb research and writing, combined with striking visual images, frequently make this remarkable story of struggle as compelling as a novel or film."--Barbara Smith, author of The Truth That Never Hurts
282 pages, full-color throughout. Published by Penguin Studio, 1998.
Hardcover. $34.95. ISBN 0-670-86401-3.