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  1. A sailor holds hands with a man in elaborate drag. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1999?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A naval officer holds hand with a man in an exotic dancer's costume. Location unidentified.
  2. Candid Shot of Bobby Barton, Eva Bors, Paris Todd, Robin Rodgers, and Unknown Girl

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1950 to 2000
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Subject: Bobby Barton, Eva Bors, Paris Todd, Robin Rogers
  3. Club Chesterfield Presents: Mr. Roby Landers

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1900s
    Topics: Clubs, Drag, Events, Female impersonators
    Subject: Club Chesterfielf, Roby Landers
  4. Club My O My Matchbox

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Club My O My
    Date: 1950s
    Topics: Drag, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Matchboxes, Pocket matchboxes, Theatre shows
    Subject: Club My-O-My
  5. David Hummel as My Sweet Watusi

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Gargano
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1960
    Topics: Drag, Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: David Hummel, The Fono Fools
  6. Drag Queen Performing in Front of a Band

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1970
    Topics: Costume, Dance, Female impersonators, Music--Performance, Theater
    Description: A female impersonator, clothed in a ruffled dress and headpiece, dances in front of a band.
  7. Drag Queen Standing in Front of a Microphone

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1970
    Topics: Evening gowns, Female impersonators, Music--Performance, Singing, Theater
    Description: Female impersonator standing in front of a microphone in a shiny dress.
  8. Drag Queen Wearing a Black Shawl

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1970
    Topics: Evening gowns, Female impersonators, Theater
    Description: Female impersonator wearing a formal dress and a black shawl poses in front of a silk curtain.
  9. Finocchio's Matchbox

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Universal Match Corporation
    Date: 1950s
    Topics: Drag, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Matchboxes, Theatre shows
    Subject: Finocchio's Club
  10. Finocchio's Matchbox (2)

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Finocchio's Club
    Date: 1950s
    Topics: Drag, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Matchboxes, Pocket matchboxes, Theatre shows
    Subject: Finocchio's Club
  11. Finocchio's This is Spring Show

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1950s
    Topics: Drag, Entertainers, Events, Female impersonators, Parties, Theatre shows
    Subject: Bobby Bell, Bobby Jonson, Finocchio's Club, Francis Blair, Francis David, Francis Russell, Frant Doran, Freddie Renault, Harvey Lee, Jackie Maye, Jerry Vaughn, John Lonas, Johnny Mangum, Milton Lemair, Niles Marsh, Ray Francis, Walter Hart
  12. Group Photo at Andy's

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1950 to 1959?
    Topics: Female impersonators, Photography, Theatre shows
  13. It's Been A Pleasure: 25th Anniversary of the Jewel Box Revue

     
    Collection: Drag Show Programs
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Brown, Danny, Benner, Doc
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1959
    Topics: Dancers, Drag, Drag balls, Drag kings, Drag queens, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Striptease
    Subject: Adrian Dennis, Apollo Theatre, Billie Daye, Billy Austin, Bobby Barton, Bruno Le Fantastique, Chris Moore, Doddie Daniels, Don Marshall, Doug Maguire, El Capitan Theatre, Halle Loki, In the Heart of Broadway, Jan Britton, Kirk Wilde, Kurt Mann, Laverne Cummings, Little Twiggie, Maksik's Town & Country Club, Mal Michles, Micky Marlow, Minnie of the Golden West, Pat Robbins, Paul Barnett, Poor Suzette Production, Rene Del Rio, Riverside Hotel, Robbin Rogers, Stormé DeLarverie, Ziegfeld Follies
  14. It's Been a Pleasure the Jewel Box Revue

     
    Collection: Drag Show Programs
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Brown, Danny, Benner, Doc
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1959
    Topics: Dancers, Drag, Drag balls, Drag kings, Drag queens, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Striptease
    Subject: Apollo Theatre, Billy Austin, Bobby Barton, Bruno Le Fantastique, Calypso Production, Christian Dubouis, Chunga Ochoa, Dale Roberts, Doddie Daniels, Dori D'or, Doug Maguire, Eddie Bush, El Capitan Theatre, Ella Fitzgerald, Gaby Delane, Gene Chandler, Gita Gilmore, Guilda, Harvey Lee, Jackie Maye, Jan Britton, Kim August, Kirk Wilde, Laverne Cummings, Lee Loren, Maksik's Town & Country Club, Mark Williams, Mary Davies, Mickey London, Micky Marlow, Nicky McDermott, Poor Suzette Production, Ralph Crego, Riverside Hotel, Robin Rogers, Sammy Davis, Stormé DeLarverie, Titanic
  15. It's Been a Pleasure the Jewel Box Revue (4)

     
    Collection: Drag Show Programs
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Brown, Danny, Benner, Doc
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1959
    Topics: Dancers, Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Striptease
    Subject: Adrian Dennis, Apollo Theatre, Billie Daye, Billy Austin, Bobby Barton, Can-Can Chorus, Chris Moore, Doddie Daniels, Don Marshall, Doug Maguire, El Capitan Theatre, Halle Loki, Harvey Lee, In the Heart of Broadway, Jan Britton, Kirk Wilde, Kurt Mann, Laverne Cummings, Little Twiggie, Maksik's Town & Country Club, Mal Michles, Micky Marlow, Minnie of the Golden West, Pat Robbins, Paul Barnett, Poor Suzette Production, Rene Del Rio, Riverside Hotel, Robbin Rogers, Stormé DeLarverie, Ziegfeld Follies
  16. It's Been A Pleasure the Jewel Box Revue (5)

     
    Collection: Drag Show Programs
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Brown, Danny, Benner, Doc
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1959
    Topics: Dancers, Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Striptease
    Subject: Adrian Dennis, Bernie Brandall, Billie Daye, Billy Austin, Bobby Barton, Can-Can Chorus, Darryll Stewart, Doug Maguire, El Capitan Theatre, Frankie Bennett, Halle Loki, In the Heart of Broadway, Jan Britton, Kirk Wilde, Laverne Cummings, Lolo Rivera, Maksik's Town & Country Club, Mal Michles, Minnie of the Golden West, Pat Robbins, Poor Suzette Production, Rene Del Rio, Riverside Hotel, Robbin Rogers, Sid Marshall, Stormé DeLarverie, Ziegfeld Follies
  17. It's Been A Pleasure the Jewel Box Revue (6)

     
    Collection: Drag Show Programs
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Brown, Danny, Benner, Doc
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1959
    Topics: Dancers, Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Striptease
    Subject: Adrian Dennis, Apollo Theatre, Billy Austin, Bobby Barton, Can-Can Chorus, Chris Moore, Doddie Daniels, Don Marshall, El Capitan Theatre, Halle Loki, In the Heart of Broadway, Jackie Lamarr, Kurt Mann, Laverne Cummings, Little Twiggie, Lynn Pace, Maksik's Town & Country Club, Mal Michles, Minnie of the Golden West, Paris Todd, Poor Suzette Production, Rene Del Rio, Riverside Hotel, Robbin Rogers, Stormé DeLarverie, Tina Darling, Tony Lee, Ziegfeld Follies
  18. Jewel Box Revue: It's Been a Pleasure

     
    Collection: Drag Show Programs
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Brown, Danny, Benner, Doc
    Date: 1950s
    Topics: Dancers, Drag, Drag queens, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Striptease
    Subject: Barney Conners, Billy Daye, Billy Devoe, Chunga Ochoa, Dale Roberts, Dave Warner, Fran Novak, Gaby Delane, Gene Chandler, Gita Gilmore, Guilda, Jackie Maye, Jan Britton, Jene Korday, Joe Pheasant, Johnny Marsh, Kara Montez, Keni Renard, Laurie Knight, LaVerne Cummings, Leon Le Verde, Lynne Carter, Poppy Lane, Ricki Raymonde, Robbi Ross, Stormé DeLarverie, Toni Midnight
  19. Ladies-- His Gowns Will Simply Slay You

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Finocchio's Club
    Date: 1950s
    Topics: Dancers, Drag, Entertainers, Female impersonators
    Subject: Finocchio's Club, Tex Hendrix
  20. Laverne Cummings (7)

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1969
    Topics: Crossdressing, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: Laverne Cummings
  21. Lestra (1)

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Femme Mimics
    Date: 1958
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: Lestra, Lestra La Monte
  22. Lestra (2)

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1958
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: Lestra, Lestra La Monte
  23. Lestra (3)

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1958
    Topics: Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: Lestra, Lestra La Monte
  24. Niki Gordon and an Unidentified Person

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1958
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: Niki Gordon
  25. Niki Gordon and Three Unidentified Performers on Stage

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1958
    Topics: Crossdressing, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: Niki Gordon
  26. Performer Exiting a Stage

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: 1950s
    Topics: Drag, Drag queens, Female impersonators, Music--Performance, Theater
    Description: An African American performer poses for a photograph near a stage as she smiles, holding one arm out and holding up the skirt of her dress.
  27. Performer Holding a Hand Fan

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1970
    Topics: Drag, Drag queens, Evening gowns, Female impersonators, Theater
    Description: A female impersonator in an embroidered dress poses sitting on what appears to be a stage, holding a hand fan.
  28. Performer in a Feathered Hat

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1970
    Topics: Costume, Drag, Drag queens, Female impersonators, Gay community, Theater
    Subject: Gay Nineties
    Description: A close-up of a performer in a ruffled dress and wearing a feathered hat. The handwritten inscription on the back of the photograph reads: "Just an old bag of the Gay Ninties [sic]. Your card was v...
  29. Performer in Blonde Wig and Headdress

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1970
    Topics: Costume, Drag, Drag queens, Female impersonators, Theater
    Description: An elliptical photograph on a white background of a female impersonator posing in a large wig with a headpiece and a shiny, ruffled dress.
  30. Performer in Front of a Band

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: 1950s
    Topics: Drag, Drag queens, Evening gowns, Female impersonators, Music--Performance, Singing, Theater
    Description: A person of color wearing a silk dress and gloves performs on stage with a band.
  31. Performer in Large Hat and Long Dress

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1970
    Topics: Clothing, Costume, Drag, Drag queens, Female impersonators, Theater
    Description: A person poses in front of a curtain in a long, ruffled dress and a large hat.
  32. Performer Standing in Front of a Microphone (Full Image)

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1970
    Topics: Drag, Drag queens, Evening gowns, Female impersonators, Music--Performance, Singing, Theater
    Description: A performer in a shiny two-piece dress sings on stage into a microphone.
  33. Performer Wearing a Costume with a Plumed Hat

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1979
    Topics: Clothing, Costume, Drag, Drag queens, Female impersonators, Theater
    Description: Performer wearing a costume poses for a photo.
  34. Portrait of Baby Martell

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1950 to 1959
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: Baby Martell
  35. Portrait of Emilio

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1950 to circa 1959
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Photography
  36. Portrait of Francis David (2)

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1950 to 1959
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: Francis David
  37. Portrait of Frankie Quinn

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1950 to 1959
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: Frankie Quinn
  38. Portrait of George 'Titanic' Rogers

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1950 to 1959
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: George Rogers, Titanic Rogers
  39. Portrait of Mickey Marlowe

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1950 to 1959?
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: Mickey Marlowe
  40. Portrait of Niki Gordon (2)

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1958
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: Niki Gordon
  41. Portrait of Niki Gordon (3)

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1958
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: Niki Gordon
  42. Portrait of Ray Leen (1)

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1950 to 1959
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: Ray Leen
  43. Portrait of Robbie Ross (1)

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1950 to 1959
    Topics: Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: Robbie Ross
  44. Portrait of Robbie Ross (2)

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1950 to 1959
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: Robbie Ross
  45. Portrait of Robbie Ross (3)

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1950 to 1959
    Topics: Crossdressing, Events, Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: Robbie Ross
  46. Robbie Ross as Madam Du Barry

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1950 to 1959
    Topics: Crossdressing, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: Jewel Box Revue, Robbie Ross
  47. The Jewel Box Revue: it's been a pleasure

     
    Collection: Drag Show Programs
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Brown, Danny, Benner, Doc
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1959
    Topics: Dancers, Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Striptease
    Subject: Fran Novak, Jackie Maye, Jan Britton, Johnny Marsh, Kara Montez, Lynne Carter, Stormé DeLarverie, Titanic
  48. The Jewel Box Revue: Show Sensation of the Nation (2)

     
    Collection: Drag Show Programs
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Brown, Danny, Benner, Doc
    Date: circa 1950 to 1959
    Topics: Dancers, Drag, Drag queens, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Striptease
    Subject: Al Le June, Barney Conners, Billy Daye, Billy Richards, Bobbe Drake, Bobbi Sommers, Bobby Johnson, Chunga Ochoa, Del Le Roy, Gaby Delane, Gita Gilmore, Guilda, Jackie Maye, Jan Britton, Jean Evol, Jene Korday, Jerry Raye, Jo Vaughan, John Lonas, Johnny Mangum, Kara Montez, Kit Russell, Larry Winters, Laurie Knight, LaVerne Cummings, Lee Mong, Leon Le Verde, Lestra La Monte, Lynne Carter, Nat Dano, Niles Marsh, Ray Francis, Rickey Renee, Ricki Raymonde, Stormé DeLarverie, T.C. Jones, Tommy Baker, Tommy Lester, Toni Midnight, Vicki Vogue
    Description: Handwritten notes and signatures on some pages.