The Wheel of Fortune

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painting of men at a circular urinal As it's Homotopia time again I thought I would highlight this painting from the Museum of Liverpool’s collection. It was painted by Liverpool born artist, and well-known local character, Yankel Feather (1920-2009). The painting, which is not currently on display, shows the interior of a men’s public convenience in Williamson Square, which was known locally as ‘The Wheel of Fortune’. It reflects the time, prior to 1967, when homosexuality was illegal. The painting is part of our ever growing collection of LGBT related material. The Wheel of Fortune is one of the places featured in the Mapping Memory interactive map on the Maritime Museum website.