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  1. Two Unidentified Women, Early 1900s

     
    Collection: Kentucky History
    Institution: Faulkner Morgan Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1900s
    Topics: Photography
    Description: Two women dressed in male clothing pose for a photo on a rug next to a wall.
  2. Unidentified Woman Smoking, Early 1900s

     
    Collection: Kentucky History
    Institution: Faulkner Morgan Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1900s
    Topics: Photography, Smoking
  3. Karyl Norman Career Summary Page

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1900-1950)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1950
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Lyricists, Musical theater, Singers, Theater
    Subject: Karyl Norman
    Description: Page with career summary for Karyl Norman. Includes multiple pictures of Karyl Norman across different times in her career, two of which are signed.
  4. Leon LaVerde Poses in Ballet Attire

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1950
    Topics: Ballet, Crossdressing, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Photography
    Subject: Jewel Box Revue, Leon La Verde, Leon LaVerde, Mr. Leon Leverde
    Description: Description on bottom of page: "Mr. Leon Leverde Started in show business at the age of six with his mother and dad and has played every important theatre in the world. Is considered the country's...
  5. Saratoga Club Franklin & Fortune, 1950

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: 1950
    Topics: Clothing, Drag, Drag queens, Gay culture, Photography
    Description: A drag queen wearing a ruffled, two-piece dress and headdress sings into a microphone on stage at the Saratoga Club.
  6. Shalimar Performing in a Club

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1900-1950)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: 1950?
    Topics: Entertainers, Nightclubs, Trans women
    Subject: Shalimar
  7. Sweet Evening Breeze, Early 1950s

     
    Collection: Kentucky History
    Institution: Faulkner Morgan Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 195x
    Topics: Photography
    Subject: Sweet Evening Breeze
    Description: Sweet Evening Breeze in a gown poses while laying down on a couch
  8. Two Unidentified Jewel Box Revue Performers

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1950
    Topics: Crossdressing, Photography
    Subject: Jewel Box Revue
  9. Nabbed in 'maid' masquerade

     
    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: Los Angeles Public Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 27, 1950
    Topics: Arrests, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Household work, Imprisonment, Police stations
    Subject: Frank Porter, Mary Lee Porter, Queque Malpress, Rita Porter, Tisha Porter, Willie Moore
    Description: Masculine jail clothing was substituted for feminine attire worn by these three youths after they were nabbed early today. They said they had been employed as female domestic servants in fashionabl...
  10. Person Posing on a Chair in a White Skirt and Black Top

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: Jul. 26, 1950
    Topics: Clothing, Photography
    Description: A person sits in a chair wearing a long white skirt, long-sleeve black top, pearl bracelet, and diamond necklace. On the back of the photograph, the date stamped in purple ink reads: JUL 26 1950.
  11. Knotty Pine Bar Winner Best Drag Halloween, 1951

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator:
    Date: 1951
    Topics: Bars, Clothing, Drag, Halloween, Photography
    Description: Best Halloween drag winner posing with a bottle at the Knotty Pine bar in Tampa, FL, 1951. Original title "Knotty Pines"
  12. Roberta Cowell in the Kitchen

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1945 to 1957
    Topics: Cooking, Kitchens, MtFs, Transgender people, Transsexual people, Women biographers
    Subject: Picture Post, Roberta Cowell
    Description: Below the photo the following quote appears: "'Cooking was unexpectedly exciting.'"
  13. Sunday Punch at Camp Polk

     
    Collection: ONE Archives Online Materials
    Institution: ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1951
    Topics: Army, Crossdressing, Performance art
    Description: A "Sunday Punch" performance at Service Club #1 at Camp Polk, Louisianna. The event was played to a capacity crowd of "nearly 800 enthusiastic serviemen." Edgar Sandifer is second from the left. 1951.
  14. Christine Jorgensen in Car

     
    Collection: Christine Jorgensen Collection
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1952
    Topics: Photography, Press (LGBTQ), Privacy, Transgender people
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen
    Description: Christine Jorgensen (second from right) huddles in a car with three other unidentified people
  15. Christine Jorgensen Walks with a Friend in Denmark

     
    Collection: Christine Jorgensen Collection
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: 1952
    Topics: Friendships, Photography, Transgender people
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen
    Description: Christine Jorgensen walks in Denmark with a companion