Len and Cub: A Queer History
November 2 @ 10:00 am - December 1 @ 5:00 pm| Free
Leonard “Len” Keith (1891-1950) and Joseph “Cub” Coates (1899-1965) were two young men living in the rural village of Havelock, New Brunswick, who formed a relationship during the early 20th century. While keeping their attraction for each other hidden, they privately captured their relationship via photographs – one of the oldest known surviving photographic records of a same-sex couple in the Maritimes. These remarkable archival images, held at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, are as important socially and historically as they are unique in the photographic canon of eastern Canada.
More information will be forthcoming.
Curated by Dusty Green and Meredith J Batt and initially organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and the NB Queer Heritage Initiative from April 2, 2022 – July 29, 2022.
Event photo provided by the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.