1889 Colorado Lesbian Elopement Webcomic
Comics by Melanie Gillman are always worth reading, in part because they turn up such interesting historical references. Like this one, about a lesbian couple in 1889 Colorado who tried to run off together. Click the link to find out what happened.
Gillman observes that the papers of the time looked down on novel-reading, which was a sign of low intelligence or flighty romanticism. Yes, once upon a time, all novels were considered the way Harlequins are today, subject to give girls the Wrong Ideas.