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  1. Actors (female impersonator on left) at San Quentin State Prison, Marin County, California, circa 1915

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1915
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Prisoners, Prisons
    Description: Actors (a female impersonator on left) pose for a portrait at San Quentin State Prison, circa 1915. San Quentin State Prison opened in 1852, making it California’s oldest prison. Inmate labor built...
  2. Clown Posing with Crossdressers

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: California State Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1933
    Topics: Clowns, Crossdressing, Prisoners, Prisons, Vaudeville
    Description: Stamped on verso: "20th Annual Olympic Club Track & Field Meet at San Quentin prison, c. 1920." Annual event sponsored by the Olympic Club of San Francisco. Prison inmates held a field and track ...
  3. Dance Act

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: California State Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1933
    Topics: Crossdressing, Dancers, Prisoners, Prisons, Vaudeville
    Description: Shows two men, one in jacket, hat and cane; the other dressed as woman in shorts and tights. Stamped on verso: "20th Annual Olympic Club Track & Field Meet at San Quentin prison, c. 1920." Annual...
  4. Female impersonator at San Quentin State Prison, Marin County, California, circa 1915

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1915
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Kimonos, Prisoners, Prisons
    Description: Female impersonator in Japanese clothes at San Quentin State Prison, circa 1915. San Quentin State Prison opened in 1852 making it California’s oldest prison. Inmate labor built the prison on 20 a...
  5. Female impersonator in vaudeville act at San Quentin State Prison, circa 1914

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1914
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Prisoners, Prisons, Vaudeville
    Description: Female impersonator in vaudeville act at San Quentin State Prison, circa 1914. From the family album of San Quentin guard, Richard M. Smith, and his wife, the San Quentin matron, Genevieve Smith. T...
  6. Group Portrait of Acts and Athletes

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: California State Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1933
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Prisoners, Prisons
    Description: Shows several of the vaudeville acts lined up in yard, athletes behind them. Spectators, and guards in background. Stamped on verso: "20th Annual Olympic Club Track & Field Meet at San Quentin pris...
  7. Male Dancer Holding Another Male Dancer in San Quentin Prison

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: California State Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1933
    Topics: Crossdressing, Prisoners, Prisons, Vaudeville
    Description: Shows two dancers on stage. Stamped on verso: "20th Annual Olympic Club Track & Field Meet at San Quentin prison, c. 1920." Annual event sponsored by the Olympic Club of San Francisco. Prison inm...
  8. Male performer in female dress, dancing on stage, San Quentin Little Olympics Field Meet, 1930

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1930
    Topics: Crossdressing, Dancers, Prisoners, Prisons
  9. Musicians and male performer in female dress, San Quentin Little Olympics Field Meet, 1930

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1930
    Topics: Crossdressing, Prisoners, Prisons
    Description: This photograph is from the 17th annual field meet held at San Quentin in 1930 when James B. Holohan was the acting warden. Olympic Club member, Frank G. Kane, was Master of Ceremonies. The enterta...
  10. Officials Pose with Prisoner Wearing Women's Clothing at the 20th Annual Olympic Club Track & Field Meet

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: California State Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1933
    Topics: Crossdressing, Parades, Prisoners, Prisons, Vaudeville
    Description: Stamped on verso: "20th Annual Olympic Club Track & Field Meet at San Quentin prison, c. 1920." 2012-0123. Annual event sponsored by the Olympic Club of San Francisco. Prison inmates held a fie...
  11. Parade of prisoners, some in female dress, San Quentin Little Olympics Field Meet, 1930

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1930
    Topics: Crossdressing, Parades, Prisoners, Prisons
    Description: This photograph is from the 17th annual field meet held at San Quentin in 1930 when James B. Holohan was the acting warden. Olympic Club member, Frank G. Kane, was Master of Ceremonies. It depicts ...
  12. Parade of prisoners, some in female dress, with prison buildings in background, San Quentin Little Olympics Field Meet, 1930

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1930
    Topics: Crossdressing, Parades, Prisoners, Prisons
    Description: This photograph is from the 17th annual field meet held at San Quentin in 1930 when James B. Holohan was the acting warden. Olympic Club member, Frank G. Kane, was Master of Ceremonies. It depicts ...
  13. Performers, including a female impersonator at San Quentin State Prison, circa 1914

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1914
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Prisoners, Prisons
    Description: Performers, including a female impersonator at San Quentin State Prison, circa 1914. From the family album of San Quentin guard, Richard M. Smith, and his wife, the San Quentin matron, Genevieve Sm...
  14. Performers on Stage at 20th Annual Olympic Club Track & Field Meet at San Quentin Prison

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: California State Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1933
    Topics: African-americans, Crossdressing, Musicians, Prisoners, Prisons, Vaudeville
    Description: Stamped on verso: "20th Annual Olympic Club Track & Field Meet at San Quentin prison, c. 1920." Shows stage, performers posing. Annual event sponsored by the Olympic Club of San Francisco. Pris...
  15. Prison inmates (one a female impersonator) in vaudeville act at San Quentin State Prison, circa 1914

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1914
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Plays, Prisoners, Prisons, Vaudeville
    Description: Prison inmates (one a female impersonator) in vaudeville act at San Quentin State Prison, circa 1914. From the family album of San Quentin guard, Richard M. Smith, and his wife, the San Quentin mat...