A magazine editor has collated a striking gallery of images of lesbians from the last 150 years.

Marie Lyn Bernard was inspired by her online magazine Autostraddle’s “Herstory Month” back in June, and set about combing through Tumblr, library archives and lesbian and gay publications.

Scroll down for a gallery. Contains some nudity
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She said: "I wanted to see an evolution of our community, how we’d grown and changed over the years – and not just in a montage of famous out actresses and models, but pictures of actual people, pictures of women who were active in the community – regular human beings, writers and social activists."

While Bernard concedes there is no way of verifying the sexual orientation of every woman pictured, admitting some "may just be cross-dressers or super-close friends," we think it's a great collection of snaps.

Do you have any pictures you'd like to submit? Email sara.nelson@huffingtonpost.com #lesbians. Please supply picture credit information.

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  • 1880s

    KITTY ELY CLASS OF 1887 (LEFT) AND HELEN EMORY CLASS OF 1889, MOUNT HOLYOKE STUDENTS, VIA VINTAGEPHOTO.LIVEJOURNAL.COM

  • 1890s

    PHOTO BY ALICE AUSTEN

  • 1890s

    VIA FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/SSHREEVES

  • 1890s

    TWO WOMEN, 1899, VIA FYEAHQUEERVINTAGE.TUMBLR.COM

  • 1900s

    YOUNG COUPLE SEATED IN GARDEN FROM THE POWERHOUSE MUSEUM COLLECTION, VIA HERSATURNRETURNS.COM

  • 1900s

    1900, ANNA MOOR AND ELSIE DALE

  • 1920s

    VIA FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/PEOPLEOFPLATT

  • 1940s

    COUPLE IN 1946, PHOTOGRAPH BY WEEGEE, VIA MUSEUM.ICP.ORG

  • 1950s

    1950'S GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES" VIA FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/MISSING_LINCK

  • 1980, GABRIELLE DANIELS AND MERLE WOO CELEBRATE GAY FREEDOM DAY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, PHOTO BY JEB VIA LESLIELOHMAN.ORG +

  • LESBIAN AVENGERS VIA LESBIANAVENGERS.COM, PHOTO BY CAROLINA KROON

  • 1983, CASTRO STREET FAIR

  • THE COMMON LIVES TEAM

  • 1993 - NYC PRIDE MARCH

  • 1993 GAY PRIDE IN NEW YORK CITY, PHOTO BY PHILIP JONES GRIFFITH

  • PUNK BAND TEAM DRESCH, MID-90S

  • C1 WOMEN'S LIB RALLY 1982, © 2008 - DON VENTURA

  • "FAT CHANCE" DANCE GROUP, BERKELEY, CA 1979, PHOTO BY CATHY CADE VIA LESLIELOHMAN.ORG

  • 1979 - PRISCILLA & REGINA, BROOKLYN, NY, PHOTO BY JEB

  • DYKES ON BIKES 1980s