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Pages from 024-ETG-1922-11-30-001-SINGLE-ORIGNAME_00495_9SPLIT copy.jpg
A reprint of a joke about the effeminacy of smoking, as told from the perspective of two male "friends." The joke was printed in the the Estes Park Trail in 1922. The strong implication is that these two men are homosexual. The joke is reprinted from…

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An account form the Fort Collins Courier in 1884 describing a known "lewd house" on Peterson Street in Fort Collins and a group of "male harlots" who disrupted city residents in their search for it. Based on the context of the article, the meaning of…

1898-1-27-Boys Smoking Effeminate-Greeley Tribune-pp 1.jpg
The Greeley Tribune notes a campaign by the Fort Collins Express to limit the appeal of smoking for boys in the city of Fort Collins. The article notes both concerns about how the habit might make boys "effeminate" and harm their "secret organs"…

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An account of the conviction of Oscar Wilde for "gross indecency" in London in 1895, published in the Loveland Register. The account is largely if not completely taken from an Associated Press wire report. Note the commentary on Wilde's handwriting…

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An image of the cover of The Advocate magazine on November 24, 1998 featuring the death of Matthew Shepard. Shepard was a 21-year-old college student at the University of Wyoming and regular visitor to LGBTQ+ establishments in Fort Collins. He was…

1905, Dec 14-WOW Ball-Loveland Register--pp1.jpg
An article form the Loveland Register describing the upcoming masquerade ball hosted by the "Woodmen of the World" at the Armory Hall. As per usual, men in masks would need to buy tickets while all women attendees could enter for free. However, in…

1926, Oct 7-Cap Advert-FC Express Courier-pp 8.jpg
This 1926 advertisement for hats is from Taylor Clothing & Co in Fort Collins. The advertisement explicitly uses the name of Oscar Wilde to draw in customers. The hat depicted in the advertisement appears to be a type not unlike those worn by men…

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A weekly announcement of unclaimed letters issued by the Loveland post master notes that there was an unclaimed letter for a mister "Oscar Wilde" at the post office. Wilde, of course, only traveled through Northern Colorado on train. He never stepped…

25 Nov 1908, 7 - The Larimer County Independent at Newspapers.com.jpg
In an editorial comments, the Fort Collins Courier lambasts the numerous residents of City of Denver, who it calls "Sodomites of the capital city" for their overwhelming votes in the U.S. presidential contest for William Jennings Bryan over William…

1882, April 19-FC Daily Express--pp2.jpg
A brief newspaper account in the Fort Collins Daily Express describing the Denver editor and activist, Caroline Nichols Churchill, as an "esthetic." The story appears during Oscar Wilde's visit to the State of Colorado in 1882.
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