I am 100-percent happy. When I was at Baylor, I wasn’t fully happy because I couldn’t be all the way out. It feels so good saying it: I am a strong, black lesbian woman. Every single time I say it, I feel so much better.
Six-part Panorama of San Francisco (+ details, including view down Stockton Street and Telegraph Hill and view of harbor with ships) from San Francisco Album: Photographs of the Most Beautiful Views and Public Buildings of San Francisco, 1855–56, attributed to Carleton Watkins, photographer, and G. R. Fardon, printer. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007.53.a–.f
The oldest Western Hemisphere photograph in the Getty Museum’s collection is a daguerreotype of Washington Square, New York, taken in 1839. We also have a pair of salted paper print portraits taken by O.B. DeMorat of Philadelphia in the 1850s, and several landscape views of San Francisco around 1855–56. Our oldest South American photographs are daguerreotypes from Chile and Peru from roughly 1850–55.