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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, 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 boy dressed as a girl, wearing a bonnet; playing with a toy chariot. Photographic postcard, 1904.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1904
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A private postcard of a little boy playing with a toy by the sash window of a rustic cottage. He is wearing standard knickerbockers and a tweed jacket, but also a fox-fur scarf and a very fancy ber...
  4. A British prisoner of war in drag, performing for "The Timbertown Follies", at a prisoner of war camp in Groningen. Photographic postcard, 191-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The soldier is one of the stars of the Timbertown Follies, Mr. P.R. ("Mollie") MorganHe is dressed up for one of the many revues staged by some of the 1,500 or so members of the First Royal Naval B...
  5. A British prisoner of war in drag, wearing a delicate short dress, leans towards the viewer with his hands on his hips. Photographic postcard by E. Ohle, 191-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He is wearing a decorative head band and is standing on stage with dark background scenery. Prisoner of war 'Vera' in camp drag in World War I. The camp is not identified, but presumably near the R...
  6. A British prisoner-of-war at Krefeld camp, in drag, poses in character. Photographic postcard, 191-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1914 to 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Conditions at Krefeld were apparently not too tough for allied POWs if this picture is a guide. Camp entertainment was indeed just that: this very young-looking British serviceman 'Gloria', wears a...
  7. 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.
  8. A comedy wedding with the bride in drag. Photographic postcard, ca. 1922.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1922
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A clown, sailor, the groom, bride and another character in drag. The cap tally on the only man in uniform in this group names the Royal Naval Division, which was disbanded in 1919. However, the sup...
  9. A convalescent soldier (Lance-Corporal R.C. Thomas) poses in drag, wearing a silk dress and sitting with a mourning veil. Photographic postcard, 1916.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1916
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: "The man known as Summerdown Kate was Lance-Corporal R. C. Thomas who was at the Summerdown Convalescent Camp and a member of the camp's entertainment group (the Knuts Kamp Komedy Kompany). He was ...
  10. A couple of sailors, one in drag, pose together on stage. Photographic postcard, 191-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag is dressed as a nurse and the other man is dressed in Naval Officer's uniform
  11. A couple, one in drag, pose together on stage. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. A drag pearly queen and her two kings pose for a group portrait. Photographic postcard, 191-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The pearly queens appear relaxed posing in front of a blank sheet. Possibly a World War I concert party group, but if so subject matter is unusual
  14. A family, all members wearing grotesque masks, the father in drag. Photographic postcard, ca. 1910.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1910
    Topics: Female impersonators, Masks
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  15. 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
  16. 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, Masculinity, Night life
    Subject: Lynne Carter
  17. A French prisoner of war acting in an internment camp in Dülmen, performing in drag, wearing a long white dress. Photographic postcard, 191-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1915 to 1918?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A man in drag holding a fan, leaning against a plain background. 'Richard', a French prisoner of war at Dülmen Camp in Germany, wearing a delightful and beautifully-made tiered and sequinned frock ...
  18. A French prisoner of war in drag acting in an internment camp in Dülmen. Photographic postcard, ca. 1917.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1917
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  19. A French prisoner of war posing in drag at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Tharan, 191-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A man in drag poses standing by a table with a vase of flowers. The drag is in the high fashion of 1912: harem pants as influenced by the Russian Ballet and a wide brimmed feather trimmed hat. The ...
  20. A large group of men in drag at Club 82, New York City. Process print, 196-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1960 to 1969?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  21. A man dressed in drag as a cowgirl. Photographic postcard, ca. 1915-1920.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1915? to 1920?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A humorous photograph of ca. 1915-1920 taken at the Fancy Dress Studio, Tottenham Court Road, London. A gawky and lantern-jawed 'cowgirl' in a terrible wig poses with a taxidermy horse
  22. A man in drag (?) poses wearing a long coat with fur trim and a hat with a brooch. Photographic postcard, 192-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He smiles at the viewer and holds a bag under his arm. Extremely well-dressed figure wearing the high fashion of the mid-late 1920s. May be a man in drag, or possibly a woman with masculine feature...
  23. A man in drag and a man in male clothes looking into each others' eyes. Photographic postcard.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1914 to 1918?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: An unmarked French-produced postcard, World War I period, showing an unidentified concert party or prisoner-of-war camp theatrical production
  24. A man in drag (Charlie) sits face-on, wearing detailed costume, with a window painted on the backdrop. Photographic postcard, 1919.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1919
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man smiles, with his head tilted slightly and legs crossed, gazing out towards the viewer. Photograph of 'Charlie' sent back to his sister from Egypt in 1919, where one may assume he was part o...
  25. A man in drag dressed as a bride, looking glum. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  26. A man in drag dressed as a distinguished-looking young woman. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  27. A man in drag holding a baby. Photographic postcard by Photo Jos. Dumont.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1909?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  28. 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.
  29. A man in drag, holding a feather, performing in the play 'A country girl'. Photographic postcard, 1920.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1920
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  30. A man in drag is sitting down wearing a large white dress. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  31. A man in drag. Photographic postcard by Fred C. Palmer, 190-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1909?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Possibly the same performer as shown in Wellcome Library no. 2045350i (dressed half as Charlie Chaplin, half as a woman). Almost certainly a professional performer. Herne Bay was a popular holiday ...
  32. A man in drag playing the piano. Photographic postcard by Legg (?) & Co., 192-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: An unidentified concert party performer at Weston-super-Mare, early 1920s. Possibly the 'Mr. Wilfred Hatwell' named in pencil inscription on the verso of the item catalogued
  33. A man in drag poses on a beach. Photograph, 1949.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1949
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A private snapshot. The subject poses on a beach wearing ladies' clothes: he wears a large hat and a summer dress, holding up a handbag as he smiles at the viewer
  34. A man in drag poses on some grass, wearing a long thick coat. Photograph, 1934.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1934
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He stands looking away from the viewer, with one hand denoting a small height, as he holds it out halfway up his body. He is also wearing a beret
  35. A man in drag poses side-on. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  36. A man in drag poses sitting down, head-on, taking a nap. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  37. A man in drag poses wearing a large pink dress. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  38. A man in drag poses wearing a short dress and large bow tie-shaped head garment. Photographic postcard, 192-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  39. A man in drag poses wearing an elaborate dress. Coloured photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  40. 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: 'Elaine' has signed this lovely shot of himself in Middle Eastern drag, and dedicated it to 'Dolly'. A member of The Temple Belles concert party in France, World War I. We do not know which unit th...
  41. 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.
  42. A man in drag poses wearing mauve attire. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  43. A man in drag poses with a bonnet, basket and broom. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  44. A man in drag poses with his arms crossed, wearing a ballerina costume. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  45. A man in drag poses with leaves in his styled hair. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  46. A man in drag, posing in a dark hat in front of a brick wall. Photographic postcard, ca. 1910.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1910
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  47. A man in drag posing in bridal costume next to Centurion-style props. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  48. A man in drag posing in historical costume. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  49. A man in drag posing side-on. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  50. A man in drag posing while rolling his eyes. Process print, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.