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  1. Francis Cowley Burnand, in drag, poses wearing a large pink dress with flowers in his hair. Photograph, ca. 1855.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1855
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  2. Kunkel's Opera Troupe Listing

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: The Cleveland Leader
    Date: Mar. 17, 1855
    Topics: Dance, Dancers, Female impersonators, Minstrel shows, Theatre, Theatre groups
    Subject: T.L. Floyd
  3. Two men in drag sitting in conversation. Photograph, 1855/1860.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1855 to 1860?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  4. A man in drag holding a broom. Photograph, 1862.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1862
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  5. An man in drag posing side-on. Photograph, 1862.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1862
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  6. William Lingard Sheet Music

    Collection: Sheet Music
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: W. A. Pond & Co.
    Date: 1860 to circa 1869
    Topics: Composers, Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Music, Musicians, Photographs, Sheet music
    Subject: William Lingard
  7. Ernest Boulton in drag. Photograph by London Stereoscopic Company, ca. 1871.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1871
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of The James Gardiner Collection. Victorian album.
  8. Matinee Christmas Day

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Dec. 18, 1872
    Topics: Female impersonators, Theatre shows
    Subject: Neil Burgess
  9. A man in drag resting against a chair. Photograph, 187-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1870 to 1879?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  10. Theatre Comique: Ernest Byne

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: May 29, 1874
    Topics: Actors, Female impersonators, Femininity, Theatre
    Subject: Ernest Byne, Gerard Byne, Josh Hart
    Description: The New York Herald (New York, New York)
  11. Amusements

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: May 12, 1875
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Performing arts, Physical characteristics, Role behaviour
    Subject: Ernest Byne, Swiss Bell Ringers
    Description: The Daily Gazette (Wilmington, DE)
  12. In Male Attire: Remarkable Career of a Female Who Passed for a Man

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: Terra Haute Gazette
    Date: Sep. 20, 1875
    Topics: Androgyny, Arrests, Dance, Female impersonators, Law, Minstrel shows, Music, Police, Theatre, Theatre groups
    Subject: Ella Seigen, John Johnson, St. Leon
  13. The Memphis Theater

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Oct. 26, 1875
    Topics: Actors, Female impersonators, Plays
    Subject: Ernest Byne, Milton Nobles
    Description: Memphis Daily Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee)
  14. Simmon's and Slocum's Minstrels

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: The Evansville Courier
    Date: Feb. 8, 1877
    Topics: Dance, Dancers, Female impersonators, Minstrel shows, Theatre, Theatre groups
    Subject: W. Henry Rice
  15. Ella Zoyara: Death of the Noted Circus Female Impersonator

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: San Francisco Chronicle
    Date: May 28, 1879
    Topics: Circus, Female impersonators, Theatre, Theatre groups
    Subject: Ella Zoyara, Omar Kingsley