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  1. 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...
  2. Clown Posing with Crossdressers

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: California State Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1933
    Topics: Clowns, Crossdressing, Prisoners, Prisons, Vaudeville
    Description: Stamped on verso: "20th Annual Olympic Club Track & Field Meet at San Quentin prison, c. 1920." Annual event sponsored by the Olympic Club of San Francisco. Prison inmates held a field and track ...
  3. Couldn't Be Own Brother

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Dec. 7, 1900
    Topics: Courts, Crimes, Crossdressing, Death and dying, Marriage, Prisoners
    Subject: Cora Alice Cunningham, Elbert Glenn, Ella Duke, Ellis Glenn
    Description: The Montgomery Tribune (Montgomery City, MO)
  4. Dance Act

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: California State Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1933
    Topics: Crossdressing, Dancers, Prisoners, Prisons, Vaudeville
    Description: Shows two men, one in jacket, hat and cane; the other dressed as woman in shorts and tights. Stamped on verso: "20th Annual Olympic Club Track & Field Meet at San Quentin prison, c. 1920." Annual...
  5. Ellis Glenn Trial

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Jul. 16, 1901
    Topics: Crossdressing, Passing, Prisoners
    Subject: Ellis Glenn, H.T. Terry
    Description: The Evening Bulletin (Maysville, KY)
  6. Escape of a Murderer

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: Oct. 17, 1846
    Topics: Crimes, Crossdressing, Prisoners
  7. Extraordinary Cause of a Female Husband

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Sep. 1, 1836
    Topics: Arrests, Crossdressing, FtMs, Marriage, Partners, Passing, Prisoners
    Subject: Eliza Cummings, George Moore Wilson, James Walker, Jane Walker
    Description: The North Carolina Standard (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  8. Facing Discrimination, Organizing for Freedom: the Transgender Community

    Collection: Phyllis Frye Collection
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Frye, Phyllis Randolph
    Date: 2000
    Topics: Activists, Anti-transgender violence, Bathrooms, Civil rights, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Employment discrimination, Gender, Harassment, Hate crimes, Homelessness, Law, Liberation movements, Personal and family law, Police brutality, Prisoners, Social exclusion, Stonewall riots, Transgender community, Transgender movement, Transgender people, Transgender rights
    Subject: 1979 March on Washington, Anne Osborn, Brandon Teena, Chai Feldblum, Dallas Denny, Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), FTM International, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), International Bill of Gender Rights (IBGR), International Conference on Transgender Law & Employment Policy (ICTLEP), International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), Jane Ellen, JoAnn Roberts, JoAnna McNamara, Lavender Law Conference, Louis G. Sullivan, March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Rights, Mary Frances Fairfax, Merrissa Sherrill Lynn, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), National Gender Lobbying Day, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Phyllis Randolph Frye, Sharon Stuart, Stonewall 25, Susan Stryker, The National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (NLGLA), Title VII, Transgender Law Conference, Transsexual Menace, Tri-Ess Society for the Second Self, Tyra Hunter, Virginia Prince
    Description: from the textbook CREATING CHANGE: PUBLIC POLICY, AND CIVIL RIGHTS, Edited by John D'Emilio, William B. Turner and Urvashi Vaid, St. Martins Press, 2000, ISBN: 0-312-24375-8
  9. Female impersonator 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, Kimonos, Prisoners, Prisons
    Description: Female impersonator in Japanese clothes at San Quentin State Prison, circa 1915. San Quentin State Prison opened in 1852 making it California’s oldest prison. Inmate labor built the prison on 20 a...
  10. Female impersonator in vaudeville act at San Quentin State Prison, circa 1914

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1914
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Prisoners, Prisons, Vaudeville
    Description: Female impersonator in vaudeville act at San Quentin State Prison, circa 1914. From the family album of San Quentin guard, Richard M. Smith, and his wife, the San Quentin matron, Genevieve Smith. T...
  11. Group Portrait of Acts and Athletes

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: California State Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1933
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Prisoners, Prisons
    Description: Shows several of the vaudeville acts lined up in yard, athletes behind them. Spectators, and guards in background. Stamped on verso: "20th Annual Olympic Club Track & Field Meet at San Quentin pris...
  12. Male Dancer Holding Another Male Dancer in San Quentin Prison

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: California State Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1933
    Topics: Crossdressing, Prisoners, Prisons, Vaudeville
    Description: Shows two dancers on stage. Stamped on verso: "20th Annual Olympic Club Track & Field Meet at San Quentin prison, c. 1920." Annual event sponsored by the Olympic Club of San Francisco. Prison inm...
  13. Male performer in female dress, dancing on stage, San Quentin Little Olympics Field Meet, 1930

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1930
    Topics: Crossdressing, Dancers, Prisoners, Prisons
  14. Musicians and male performer in female dress, San Quentin Little Olympics Field Meet, 1930

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1930
    Topics: Crossdressing, Prisoners, Prisons
    Description: This photograph is from the 17th annual field meet held at San Quentin in 1930 when James B. Holohan was the acting warden. Olympic Club member, Frank G. Kane, was Master of Ceremonies. The enterta...
  15. Mysterious As Ever

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Jul. 16, 1901
    Topics: Courts, Crossdressing, Kidnappings, Passing, Prisoners
    Subject: Bert Glenn, Ellis Glenn, Ernie Byers, Julies Richardson, William Richardson
    Description: The Billings Gazette (Billings, MT)