astonishment, of joy. . . . Two young men wrapped in each other’s arms had to demonstrate the perfect
union of their souls, their bodies-dressed in a singlesuit: one was wearing the jacket, with his legs and
buttocks naked; the other wore the pants, his torso and feet bare, since he had given his boyfriend the
only pair of shoes."

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Young Couple Wearing a Two-in-One Suit at the Bal de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, c. 1931 (printed mid-1950s)

gelatin silver print, ferrotyped, Image: 29.80 x 22.10 cm (11 11/16 x 8 11/16 inches). John L. Severance Fund 2007.40

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