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Mabel Hampton, Undated (Tape 1)

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Title

Mabel Hampton, Undated (Tape 1)

Subject

African American lesbians [sh85001859] Lesbian couples [sh85076154] Lesbians--Identity [sh94004083]

Description

Mabel Hampton discusses, with Joan Nestle, gender identity, attraction, men, and marriage. Mabel Hampton also discusses nicknames she shared with Lillian Foster, including "Little Bear" and "Big Bear." They look at photographs and reminisce about Coney Island, buying new clothes, and Nestle's preparation of slideshows for the LHA. The second half of the recording covers a few takes of stories surrounding Mabel's time living with Joan and Deb after an apartment fire, Mabel and Lillian's nicknames for each other, and the meaning of Mabel's fashion choices.

Collection

Citation

Mabel Hampton (Interviewee) and Joan Nestle (interviewer), “Mabel Hampton, Undated (Tape 1),” Herstories: Audio/Visual Collections of the LHA, accessed March 29, 2020, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/document/SPW63.