Bentley Historical Library, Mabel Victoria Mann Photograph Collection
During the nineteenth century romantic friendships among women were considered as innocent and non-sexual. By the early 1900s, however, passionate same-sex affection began to be viewed as perverted. Except for their last names, nothing is known about this pair except that they were friends with Mabel Victoria Mann, a graduate of the University of Michigan Homeopathic Hospital Training School for Nurses.
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