Members of the Lesbian Liberation Movement in Central Park, New York City

Leonard Freed, American, 1929 - 2006



Gelatin silver print

Sheet: 10 × 8 1/16 in. (25.4 × 20.4 cm)

Image: 9 7/16 × 6 5/8 in. (24 × 16.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Harley and Stephen Osman, Class of 1956, Tuck 1957



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, on reverse, in graphite, lower right facing left: Leonard Freed; numbered, on reverse, in graphite, upper left: LFGAY-07.2; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, upper left: 5000; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, upper right edge facing left: 1970 NEW YORK City. USA; numbered, on reverse, in graphite, center right facing left: 70-21-25-12; inscribed, on reverse, in red ink, upper center: PROTEST: GAY LIB. [underlined]; stamped, on reverse, in purple ink, upper right: Photograph By / Leonard Freed / c [encircled] MAGNUM PHOTOS INC. / 15 West 46th Street, N.Y.C. 10036; stamped, on reverse, in black ink; center right facing left: VINTAGE PRINT; stamped, on reverse, in black ink, lower right, lower right facing left: c [encircled] Leonard Freed-Magnum; stamped, on reverse, in black ink, center: MAGNUM / PHOTO LIBRARY PRINT / NEW YORK / LOG REF: / TO BE RETURNED; label, on reverse, printed, upper left: PROTEST: DOMESTIC / GAY; label on reverse, center, vertical facing right: USA. NYC. Gay liberation movement. / USA. New York City. 1970. Members of the lesbian liberation movement in Central Park.; label, on reverse, printed, lower center: NOTICE [underlined] / Photographs must be credited to the photographer and / MAGNUM PHOTOS. Photographs may not be cropped / or altered in any way without prior written approval by / MAGNUM PHOTOS. Photographs consigned by / MAGNUM PHOTOS for your possible use may not be / scanned without the express written permission of / MAGNUM PHOTOS. / VIOLATION OF THESE POLICIES WILL RESULT IN / FINES AT A MINIMUM OF 100% OF THE USAGE FEE.; several other labels and numbers

Course History

ARTH 85, Senior Seminar in Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Fall 2014

WGST 18, Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Studies, Eng-Beng Lim, Winter 2015

WGSS 10.01, Sex, Gender and Society, Douglas Moody, Winter 2021

Exhibition History

New Humanisms, Art History 5, Winter 2020, Mary Coffey, Associate Professor of Art History, Chad Elias, Assistant Professor of Art History, Teaching Exhibition, Class of 1967 Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, January 18, 2020 – March 15, 2020.


Harley and Stephen C. Osman, Stamford, Connecticut; given to present collection, 2013.

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