July 4th 1950, Santa Monica, California, photo by Ralph Crane (via)

Robert Doisneau – Love and Barbed Wire, Tuileries, Paris, 1944 (via)

Couple c. 1940s

Couple Kissing at Beach by Vivian Maier, Coney Island c. 1951–55

Paper Moon (via)

WWII illustration by Jon Whitcomb c. 1940s

mistermadam:

♥ ♥ ♥ Vintage Gay Couples ♥ ♥ ♥

Elvis Presley with his girlfriend Barbara Hearn, 1956

Illicit gay photobooth kiss would have gotten both of these guys in serious trouble when the photo was taken in 1953

Photobooths were super popular for homosexuals to keep a memento of their relationship when they were first introduced because of their privacy. Getting developed footage of two people of the same gender kissing in 1950 (as well as being caught in any homosexual activity) would have the subjects charged and sentenced to undergo rehabilitation, it could even land them facing jail time.

Teenagers photographed by Joseph Szabo c. 1970s-1980s (via)

calumet412:

A man begging his wife’s forgiveness inside Divorce Court, 1948, Chicago.