21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Drag queens cool off in a swimming hole in Appalachia

Claire, Mary Jane, and Aradia (aka Ty, Bruce, and Josh) cool off in a local swimming hole outside of Cumberland, MD. “I grew up outside.” Says Aradia. “Swimming, hiking, foraging. You know. I’m just as country as anybody is.”

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 10.2023
Photo Location: Cumberland, Maryland, United States of America
Copyright: © Michael Snyder