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  1. II Femminiello

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Bonito, Giuseppe
    Date: 1740 to 1760
    Topics: Arts, Canvas, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender diversity, Gender minorities, Painting, Painting, Italian, Portrait painting, Italian, Third gender, Transvestites
    Description: "This recently-discovered painting from eighteenth-century Naples is a testament to the city's exceptional social acceptance of local transvestites known as femminielli. The term, which might be tr...
  2. "The Trial of M. D'Eon by a Jury of Matrons" (Frontispiece, The Town and Country Magazine - May, 1771)

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: May 1771
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender minorities, Law
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon, Eonism
    Description: According to the Transas City website: "A very unique item which highlights part of the furore over the gender identity of the Chevalier d’Eon. In May 1771, the Town and Country Magazine of Eng...
  3. Chevalier D'Eon (1777)

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Lili Elbe Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1777?
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender diversity
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon
  4. La Chevalier D'Eon (1782)

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Lili Elbe Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1782?
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender diversity
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon
    Description: a painting, belonging to Charles Laston Esq, of Chevalier D'Eon at the age of 54 years old
  5. Female Heroism

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Universal Magazine, The American Museum
    Date: Mar. 1792
    Topics: Army, Crossdressers
    Subject: Robert Shurtlieff
  6. Biography – Madam Chevalier D'Eon

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Watters, James
    Date: Mar. 23, 1799
    Topics: Crossdressers
  7. Chevalier D'Eon (From a Late London Paper)

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1811
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Femininity, Passing, Transgender people
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon
  8. Eccentric Character

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: 1812
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Epitaphs, Gender role, Theft
    Subject: Mary Frith
  9. Illustration of Mary Jones (1838)

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: H.R. Robinson
    Date: 1836
    Topics: Arrests, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Theft
    Subject: Mary Jones, Peter Sewally
    Description: Text at the bottom reads: "The Man-Monster, Peter Sewally, alias Mary Jones, &c&c Sentenced 18th June 1336 to 5 years imprisonment at hard labor at Sing Sing, for Grand Larceny Published...
  10. A Discovery

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Evening Star
    Date: Aug. 13, 1836
    Topics: Crossdressers, Gender role, Relationships
    Subject: James Walker
  11. A Female Husband

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: May 19, 1838
    Topics: Crossdressers, Marriage
    Subject: Samuel M. Pollard
  12. A Woman Husband

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Manchester Guardian
    Date: Jun. 23, 1838
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Lesbians, Passing
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon, James Davis
    Description: Columbus Democrat (Columbus, Mississippi)
  13. Peter Sewally, alias Ann Eliza Erans, alias Beef Steak Pete

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: Aug. 24, 1846
    Topics: Arrests, Black people, Crossdressers
    Subject: Beefsteak Pete
  14. Disguised Females

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: The New-York Organ
    Date: Jun. 25, 1853
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender role, Marines, Masculinity
    Subject: Hannah Snell
  15. How to Determine Doubtful Sex

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: The London Lancet
    Date: Feb. 20, 1860
    Topics: Crossdressers, Gender identity, Marriage, Medical examinations, Psychology, Suicide
    Subject: Harry Stokes