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Hey, folks. I've recently been expanding this article, and have reached a problem concerning Putnam's private life. There are no biographies of Putnam, so far as I can tell, and no articles seem to explore this. Putnam had a series of woman roommates, perhaps not surprising in expensive NYC. Photographer Laura Gilpin lived with Putnam 1916-1917, and later was in a long-term lesbian relationship — (Helen Langa (2010): "Seeing Queerly: Looking for Lesbian Presence and Absence in United States Visual Art, 1890 to 1950,"). Sculptor Anne Hyatt lived with Putnam in the early 1920s, before marrying (for the first time, at age 47) Archer Milton Huntington in 1923. Marion Sanford apprenticed with Putnam, 1937-1940, (Rubinstein, p. 288), which doesn't necessarily mean she lived with Putnam, and later was in a long-term lesbian relationship.
So far, it is all smoke on this, no fire. And maybe that's how things will remain. I tried a stab at tackling this (sorry for the mixed metaphors): Brenda Putnam#Sexuality, but am not happy with the result: sexuality by implication. With the current lack of evidence, does the subject belong in the article, or should I just delete it?
Thanks for your help on this. == BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 10:46, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
Good job I think given the lack of evidence or 3rd party comment. I guess you could mention that she never married as the possibility of a closet heterosexual etc is also not to be ruled out.Victuallers (talk) 12:32, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, folks. I appreciate your input. I deleted the section. == BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 00:08, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
Like everyone else, I feel that it would be best to only go where reliable sources lead you, no further, being it a touchy area. But, good luck with the article expansion. Garagepunk66 (talk) 00:57, 31 August 2016 (UTC)