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  1. 82 Club Program (1965)

     
    Collection: Drag Show Programs
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Russell, Kitt
    Date: 1965
    Topics: Dancers, Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Striptease
    Subject: 82 Club, Agnes Moorehead, Bette, Bobbie Du Barrie, Brandy Alexander, Ceylon, Chris Ames, Ella-Funt, Gene Avery, George Roth, Hans Crystal, Jackie Maye, Jamie Power, Jan Richards, Johnny Marsh, Johnny Romero, Johnny Rose, Kim August, Lee Loren, Mark Destin, Marlene, Melvin Evans, Miss Simma Down, Phil Cross, Rob Vernon, Robin Sanchell, Ronnie Colbert, Rubay, Sandy Rogers, Teri Noel, Vickie Lynn, Vinnie Summers
  2. 88 IFGE Convention Previews

     
    Collection: International Foundation for Gender Education Publications and Documents
    Institution: Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
    Creator: International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE)
    Date: Feb. 9, 1988
    Topics: BDSM, Crossdressing, Drag, Female impersonators, Hormones, LGBTQ+ partners, Religions, Transgender people, Transsexual people
    Subject: Alison Laing, Brenda Atwater, Coming Together, Working Together Convention, Diane Dixon, Educational Transvestite Chapter (ETVC), Ginny Knuth, Gloria Peters, Heather Pearson, International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), Jan Rupard, JoAnn Roberts, Kim Hellman, Linda McKim, Marilyn Frank, Mary Elizabeth, Maureen Taylor, Merissa Sherrill Lynn, Olivia Jensen, Outreach Institute of Gender Studies (OIGS), Richard F. Docter, San Francisco Convention, Tara Tenille, Transvestites and Transsexuals: A Socio-Cognitive View, Veronica Brown, Virginia Prince, Yvonne Cooke
  3. A Close Up of a Seated Performer

     
    Collection: Military
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Sanford, Pat, Cross, Dan
    Date: circa 1942 to circa 1945
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Military, Musicals, Photographs, Plays, Soldiers
    Subject: Look At Us Now
    Description: A performer wearing a two-piece dress and matching hat poses sitting for a photograph. This may be a photograph of Private First Class Samuel Cohen.
  4. A Curious Evening with Kenneth Marlow (January 17, 1971)

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1971
    Topics: Comedy, Crossdressing, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Musicals, Writers
    Subject: Kenneth Marlow, Mr. Madam
    Description: Object has "which have nothing to do with my act!" in blue ink, which we think to be written by Kenneth Marlow.
  5. 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
  6. A Female Impersonator Who Likes Being a Man

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Klemesrud, Judy
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Clothing, Cosmetics, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Masculinities, Night life
    Subject: Lynne Carter
  7. A man in drag, poses wearing delicate attire; curled up on a piece of furniture. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  8. A man in drag, wearing a kimono; posing from behind a screen. Photographic postcard, 1906.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1906
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  9. A Performer Sits in a Chair for a Photograph

     
    Collection: Military
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Sanford, Pat, Cross, Dan
    Date: circa 1942 to circa 1945
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Military, Musicals, Photographs, Plays, Soldiers
    Subject: Look At Us Now
    Description: A performer in the show, "Look At Us Now", sits in a chair posing in a two-piece dress. This photograph may be of Private First Class Samuel Cohen.
  10. A Plea for the Transvestite

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Independent Voices
    Creator: Wallace, Phyl
    Date: Apr. 1, 1961
    Topics: Female impersonators, Homosexuality, LGBTQ+ night life, LGBTQ+ obituaries, Transvestites
    Subject: Jay Brennan
  11. 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.
  12. A Seated Performer Poses for a Photograph

     
    Collection: Military
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Sanford, Pat, Cross, Dan
    Date: circa 1942 to circa 1945
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Military, Musicals, Photographs, Plays, Soldiers
    Subject: Look At Us Now
    Description: A performer poses seated in a chair wearing a two piece dress and matching hat. This may be a photograph of Private First Class Samuel Cohen.
  13. A Seated Performer Poses for a Photograph

     
    Collection: Military
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Sanford, Pat, Cross, Dan
    Date: circa 1942 to circa 1945
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Military, Musicals, Photographs, Plays, Soldiers
    Subject: Look At Us Now
    Description: A seated performer poses in a two-piece dress. This may be a photograph of Private First Class Samuel Cohen.
  14. Abraham “Chico” Sanchez

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Drag, Female impersonators, Gay community, HIV/AIDS
    Subject: Abraham "Chico" Sanchez, AVES, Chablis La Blanc, Littlemore Family of Austin, Miss Cousins, RSICSS
    Description: An obituary for Abraham "Chico" Sanchez, a "female impersonator and philanthropist."
  15. 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...