DYKE A Quarterly No 3, p.2. Contents, Masthead

Dyke No 3 p 2DYKE A Quarterly, No. 3 p. 2. Photo by  Phoebe Quill, woman sitting on sacks of mail, reading DYKE No. 2

(contents are linked to articles as they appear in this online archive)

3. Criticism, Feedback, Changes

    by Liza and Penny

5. Letters

    by some readers

13. Making A Backpack

    by Cherrie Cox

21. They're Your Teeth, How Long Will You Keep Them?

    by Christine Stanley, DDS

23. Coming Out On Celluloid

    by Janet Meyers

26. Windsong

    by Myra Quadrangle

28. Non Mean Mom

    by NoY Doublex

29. Response to Non Mean Mom

    by Penny and Liza

32. In Order Of A Name Change

30. Nesting

    by Liza Cowan

34. Photographs

    by Alice Austen

44. Emotional Life Insurance Policy

    by Janet Meyers

46. Reviews


Dyke a quarterly,DYKE No 3, for contents page

Editors: Penny House and Liza Cowan

Contributing Editor: Janet Meyers

Tyepset by: OBU Typesetters

Printed by: Tower Press, a Lesbian print shop

DYKE  #3 Fall 1976. DYKE is published quarterly by Tomato Publications LTD, 70 Barrow St. New York, NY 10014.

Subscriptions: $8.00 per year. $16.00 overseas. $15 to institutionally funded groups, single copy $2.25 by mail, $2.25 in women's stores. Free on request to women in prison and mental institutions.

DYKE pays for all articles & Graphics that it prints.

Copyright © 1976, New York. All rights reserved.

Cover: photo by Alice Austen, design by Liza Cowan

errata: we apologize for misspelling Cris Williamson's name last issue


DYKE A Quarterly, No 3: Cover, Alice Austen

DYKE A Quarterly #3 Cover, - Alice Austen

DYKE A QUARTERLY ISSUE No.3, Photo on cover by Alice Austen. Design by Liza Cowan

We probably first saw  Alice Austen's photographs  at an exhibition of her work at Richmond College in Staten Island, NY. Alice was a pioneer 19th Century photographer who was born and raised in Staten Island. By now everyone pretty much accepts that she was a Lesbian, or a woman who loved women. DYKE A Quarterly was the first periodical to write about her as such.


Alice Austen, from Alice's World by Ann Novotny. Photo 1891

 The text reads, Alice Austen, The Darned Club, Staten Island, New York, October 29, 1891. Left to right: Alice Austen and friends Trude Ecceston, Julia Marsh, and Sue Ripley.


Alice's world Ann Novotny We were smitten with Alice Austen's work as it tied in nicely with our project of bringing art and history to our readers. At the time we were putting together the article for DYKE, we met with Ann Novotny, who was writing a book about Alice. She gave us several prints (reprints...not originals) to work with. Our treatment of this one is based on another love, Japanese Woodblock prints. The staff at Tower Press, the all woman print shop in NYC where we printed the magazine, helped us realize our vision. 


Utigawa Hiroshige, apricot garden, woodblock print Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) Apricot Garden.


Dyke alice austen chop

We made the title using Letraset presstype, hoping to make it look like a  Chop mark, or seal.