1953: The first James Bond novel and the first issue of Playboy were published. Unions were growing, and the average house cost $9,950, a car $1650 and the first color TVs $1,175.
It was the McCarthy era, when gay people were considered security risks and it wasn't safe to take a photo of you and your boyfriend to the drugstore to be developed.
But there were photobooths...
Via Buzzfeed comes this nifty evidence of gay ingenuity from ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives: