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  1. Conform to the Times

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Morris, George P.
    Date: 1831
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Crossdressing, Femininity
  2. An Extraordinary Case of Bigamy

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Snowden, Edgar
    Date: 1834
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Crossdressing, Marriage, Masculinity
  3. A Singular Case and A Female Husband

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: Aug. 16, 1836
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Marriage, Physicians, Prisoners, Secrecy
    Subject: George Wilson, James Walker, Jane Walker
  4. The Woman Who Married the Woman

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: Nov. 17, 1842
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Crossdressing, Marriage
  5. A Female "Husband" Robs His Wife and Decamps

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: Apr. 22, 1865
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Crossdressing, Theft
  6. Women in Men's Clothes

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Philadelphia Ledger
    Date: Jun. 28, 1866
    Topics: Army, Arrests, Clothing, Courts, Crossdressing, Gender role, Physicians
    Subject: Mary Walker
    Description: The Public Ledger (Memphis, Tennessee)
  7. The Men in Petticoats in London

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Jun. 10, 1870
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Cosmetics, Courts, Crossdressing, Jewelry, Passing, Police
    Subject: Arthur Clinton
    Description: Alexandria Gazette (Alexandra, D.C.)
  8. The Boulton Masquerade

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: Jun. 30, 1870
    Topics: Appearance, Arrests, Clothing, Crimes, Gatherings, Gender, Secrecy
  9. European News Items

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Weekly Alta California
    Date: Jul. 16, 1870
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Crossdressers, Crossdressing
  10. Crossdressing in London and Texas

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Jul. 27, 1870
    Topics: Arrests, Black people, Clothing, Crossdressing, Slavery
    Subject: Dick Montgomery
    Description: Nashville Union and American (Nashville, Tennessee)
  11. A Wild Woman's Story

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Apr. 26, 1878
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Crossdressing, Firearms, Hunting, Marriage, Occupations, Social classes, Trapping, Woods
    Subject: Female Hunter of Long Eddy, Harry Slater, Joseph Lobdell, Lucy Ann Lobdell, Mary Ann Slater, Mrs.Wilson
    Description: The Cambria Freeman (Ebensburg, PA)
  12. A Strange Life History: The Death of a Modern Diana-Lucy Slater's Thrilling Adventures

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: The New York Times
    Date: Oct. 8, 1879
    Topics: Appearance, Arrests, Clothing, Health, Hunting, Marriage, Social classes
    Subject: Female Hunter of Long Eddy, George Slater, Joseph Israel Lobdell, Lucy Ann Lobdell Slater, Marie Louise Perry Wilson
  13. "Ellis Glenn" in Jail

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Dec. 1, 1889
    Topics: Appearance, Arrests, Assigned gender, Clothing, Crossdressing, Forgery, Imprisonment, Labour, Masculinity, Relationships, Siblings
    Subject: Ella Dukes, Ellis Glenn, Nellie Dukes
  14. An Eccentric Countess

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Sep. 21, 1890
    Topics: Appearance, Arrests, Assigned gender, Clothing, Crossdressing, Debt, Families, Femininity, Friendships, Gender identity, Gender role, Imprisonment, Marriage, Masculinity, Passing, Psychology, Upbringing
    Subject: Marie Engelhardt, Sandor Vay, Sarolta Vay
    Description: The Morning Call (San Francisco, CA)
  15. The Man Countess Again

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Mar. 29, 1891
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Marriage, Masculinity, Medical examinations, Passing, Upbringing
    Subject: Marie Engelhardt, Sandor Vay, Sarolta Vay
    Description: The Sun (New York, NY)
  16. "Annie Morris" Guilty

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Nov. 29, 1893
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Courts, Passing
    Subject: Annie Morris, Frank Blunt, J.G. Perkins
    Description: Watertown Republican (Watertown, Wisconsin)
  17. Impersonator Willis: Arrest of an Alleged St. Louisman in New York

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: The Republic Bureau
    Date: Feb. 19, 1895
    Topics: Androgyny, Arrests, Clothing, Female impersonators, Gender identity, Police, Social norms, Taboos
    Subject: Charles Willis
  18. Career of "Mr." Glenn

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Dec. 2, 1899
    Topics: Appearance, Arrests, Clothing, Courts, Crimes, Crossdressing, Death and dying, Identity, Partners, Passing, Physical characteristics, Prisons, Twins
    Subject: Alice Glenn, Amos Oller, Chester Penitentiary, Chicago Tribune, Duncan McLean, Elbert Glenn, Ella Dukes, Ellis Glenn, James Dukes, John McLean, Marshall Winters, Nellie Dukes, Sigma Sigma Club, T. H. Terry
  19. Ellis Glenn in Parkersburg.

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Parkersburg News
    Date: Dec. 15, 1899
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Courts, Crimes, Crossdressing, Medical examinations, Physical characteristics
    Subject: Bettie Cole, Ellis Glenn, Hillsboro Jail, J. M. Jackson, Jude Richardson, Mollie Uhl-Rader
    Description: Marietta Daily Leader (Marietta, Ohio)
  20. Miss Ellis Glenn––Mr. E. B Glenn

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: The Daily State Journal
    Date: Jan. 1900
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Crossdressing, Identification photographs
    Subject: Ellis Glenn
  21. A Female Impersonator: Man Disguised in Woman's Apparel Arrested at Austin

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: Dec. 13, 1901
    Topics: Appearance, Arrests, Clothing, Female impersonators, Police, Social norms, Taboos
    Subject: Edgar Edwards
  22. Would Rather Be Mabel: Than "Dave," and Again She Has Put on Skirts

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Jul. 30, 1902
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Passing, Violence
    Subject: Dave Kyle, Ellis Glenn, John A. McElhaney, Mabel McElhaney, Samuel O. Boyce
  23. Masquerades Six Years as a Man

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Aug. 24, 1902
    Topics: Arrests, Childbirth, Childhood, Clothing, Diaries, Femininity, FtMs, Labour, Marriage, Masculinity, Passing, Poetry, Relationships, Sexual assault, Suicidal behavior
    Subject: Burt Martin, Caroline Hall, Christian Cavanagh, Ellis Glenn, Frank Wayne, George Green, Herman Gray Wood, James Barry, Lota Augustine Sawyer, Murray Hall, William C. Howard
  24. Not Manners of a Lady: Impersonator Wears Frills and Ruffles, but Uses Fists - Is Charged with Attack on Woman

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: Jul. 18, 1905
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Female impersonators, Harassment, Police, Violence
    Subject: Percy Yarick
  25. Girl Long Posed As A Man

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Feb. 15, 1909
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Crossdressers, Gender role, Masculinity
    Subject: James Davis, Mabel Davis
  26. Man Held on Charge of Stealing Silk Dress

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: Apr. 25, 1910
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Female impersonators, Femininity, Masculinity, Police, Theatre
    Subject: La Nier Watts, Trixie
  27. Adventurous Lives of Women in Trousers

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Neville, Rupert
    Date: Jul. 31, 1910
    Topics: Army, Arrests, Children, Clothing, Crossdressing, FtMs, Hospitals, Marriage, Masculinity, Passing, Suffragettes
    Subject: Bill Edwards, Catherine Coombs, Charlie Wilson, Christian Davis, Hannah Snell, Harry Lloyd, Harry T. Buford, John Taylor, Madame Velasquez, Marie Le Roy, Mary Anne Talbot
  28. "Gus" Seib, Girl, Throws aside Mask

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Jun. 8, 1911
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Crossdressing, Festivals, Partners, Passing
    Subject: August A. Seib, Gus Seib, Joahan Hoch
    Description: The Wahpeton Times (Wahpeton, ND)
  29. "Margaret" Smith Proves to Be Man

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: Dec. 5, 1911
    Topics: Androgyny, Arrests, Clothing, Female impersonators, Harassment, Police, Theatre
    Subject: Clarence Westfall, Margaret Swift
  30. Escaped Negro Convict is Captured Here as "Female Impersonator"

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: Jun. 21, 1913
    Topics: Arrests, Black people, Clothing, Disguise, Female impersonators, Imprisonment, Police
    Subject: Willie Harris
  31. Amazing Double Life of Girl Who Lived for Years as a Man

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: McGlone Gibson, Idah
    Date: May 13, 1914
    Topics: Arrests, Bellhops, Clothing, Courts, Crossdressing, Employment discrimination, FtMs, Labour, Marriage, Masculinity, Native americans, Passing, Racism, Sexism
    Subject: Cora Anderson, Dorothy Klenowski, Marie White, Ralph Kerwinieo
    Description: The Day Book (Chicago, IL)
  32. Story of Woman "Father" of Family

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Feb. 19, 1916
    Topics: Arrests, Carpenters, Clothing, FtMs, Labour, Marriage, Parents, Social exclusion, Stealth
    Subject: Margaret Gaffney, Robert Gaffney
    Description: Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR)
  33. Seattle Man-Woman Bares "His" Soul

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Sep. 7, 1916
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Crossdressing, Femininity, FtMs, Gender role, Labour, Marriage, Masculinity, Passing, Smoking
    Subject: Margaret Hart, Robert Gaffney
  34. Man in Woman's Garb Beans Negro with Gun

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 2, 1922
    Topics: Arrests, Assault and battery, Clothing, Female impersonators, Violence
    Subject: Will Thomas
  35. Female Impersonator Found Guilty of Theft

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: Jun. 28, 1929
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Courts, Female impersonators, Police, Theft
    Subject: Sam Jarvis
  36. Women's Clothes Bring $20 Fines

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: Feb. 22, 1930
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Courts, Female impersonators, Femininity, Law, Masculinity, Police, Social norms
    Subject: Albert Cushman, Wilbur Guyette
  37. A Girl's Dilemma

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
    Creator:
    Date: Sep. 17, 1961
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Courts, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Gender identity, Hospitals, Imprisonment
    Subject: Christine Vensettie
    Description: Clipping originally collected by Richard Ekins (from The University of Ulster Trans-Gender Archives/Richard Ekins collection at the Transgender Archives, University of Victoria)
  38. The Wigs and Gowns on a Beach

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
    Creator:
    Date: Nov. 5, 1961
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Courts, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender role, Police, Wigs
    Subject: Bernie Barnard Jones, Frank Bell
    Description: Clipping originally collected by Richard Ekins (from The University of Ulster Trans-Gender Archives/Richard Ekins collection at the Transgender Archives, University of Victoria)
  39. Court Told of Wigs in a Flat

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
    Creator:
    Date: Mar. 11, 1962
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Courts, Crossdressers, Imprisonment, Police, Police raids, Sex workers, Wigs
    Subject: Charles Keenan, Eric Edward Beck, John O'Reilly, John Victor Hooton, Lionel Johnson, Ronald Edward Tone
    Description: Clipping originally collected by Richard Ekins (from The University of Ulster Trans-Gender Archives/Richard Ekins collection at the Transgender Archives, University of Victoria)
  40. Oh Mama, Oh Mama Poor Papa's Been Caught in Drag Again

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: Dec. 1964
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Crossdressing, Drag
    Subject: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  41. The Trials and Troubles Of a Guy Named Lisa

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive
    Creator: Cassidy, Joseph
    Date: Feb. 27, 1966
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Criminal law, Crossdressing, Dancers, Gender realignment surgery, Intersex people, Transphobia, Transsexual people
    Subject: Dudes N' Dolls, Lisa Hepler, Uben Sabar
  42. Pressmats Clippings c. 1980

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1980
    Topics: Appearance, Arrests, Clothing, Crossdressers, Drag, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Law, MtFs, Police, Sex workers, Transsexual people, Violence
    Subject: Transsexual Action Organization (TAO)
    Description: Clipping originally collected by Richard Ekins (from The University of Ulster Trans-Gender Archives/Richard Ekins collection at the Transgender Archives, University of Victoria)
  43. Day A Fireman Wore a Mini

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
    Creator: Higgins, Stuart
    Date: Jan. 30, 1981
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Crossdressing, Fire fighters, Police
    Subject: Keith Rees
    Description: Clipping originally collected by Richard Ekins (from The University of Ulster Trans-Gender Archives/Richard Ekins collection at the Transgender Archives, University of Victoria)
  44. Hey, Sarge That Girl is a Bloke

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
    Creator:
    Date: Nov. 24, 1984
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Lingerie, Police officers, Transsexual people
    Subject: Linda Gold
    Description: Clipping originally collected by Richard Ekins (from The University of Ulster Trans-Gender Archives/Richard Ekins collection at the Transgender Archives, University of Victoria)