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  1. 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.
  2. Actors in pantomime in Brighton: S. West playing King Robert of Remlaf and H. Taylor in drag as Queen Aggie of Remlaf. Photographic postcard.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1999
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Amateur theatricals in Brighton. The Queen was a popular Dame figure in pantomime. Identities of cast members from pencil inscription on verso of print catalogued. Remlaf is a palindrome of Falmer,...
  3. Alison Laing and Unidentified Person At a Pool

     
    Collection: Alison Laing's Photographs
    Institution: Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1970 to circa 1990
    Topics: Crossdressers
    Subject: Alison Laing
    Description: Undated photo of Alison Laing (left) in conversation near a pool with an unidentified person. The unidentified individual is wearing membership pins for a motorcycle club that uses the iron cross, ...
  4. Alison Laing at a Picnic Table

     
    Collection: Alison Laing's Photographs
    Institution: Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960 to circa 1975
    Topics: Crossdressers, Reading, Recreation areas
    Subject: Alison Laing
    Description: Alison Laing sits with reading material at a picnic table in the park
  5. Alison Laing by Ocean

     
    Collection: Alison Laing's Photographs
    Institution: Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1970 to circa 2005
    Topics: Crossdressers, Ocean
    Subject: Alison Laing
    Description: Alison Laing poses for a photo by the sea at sunset. Undated.
  6. Alison Laing (Close-Up)

     
    Collection: Alison Laing's Photographs
    Institution: Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1965 to circa 1999
    Topics: Crossdressers
    Subject: Alison Laing
    Description: A close-up picture of Alison Laing. Undated.
  7. Alison Laing (Close-Up) (2)

     
    Collection: Alison Laing's Photographs
    Institution: Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1965 to circa 1999
    Topics: Crossdressers
    Subject: Alison Laing
    Description: Portrait of Alison Laing. Undated.
  8. Alison Laing Gives Speech

     
    Collection: Alison Laing's Photographs
    Institution: Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1970 to circa 1990
    Topics: Crossdressers, LGBTQ events
    Subject: Alison Laing
    Description: Alison Laing speaks at an event. Undated.
  9. Alison Laing Lying on Bed

     
    Collection: Alison Laing's Photographs
    Institution: Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960 to circa 1975
    Topics: Beds, Crossdressers
    Subject: Alison Laing
    Description: Alison Laing poses on a bed in what may be a hotel room
  10. Alison Laing on Deck

     
    Collection: Alison Laing's Photographs
    Institution: Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
    Creator:
    Date: 1970s
    Topics: Crossdressers, Decks (Architecture, Domestic)
    Subject: Alison Laing
    Description: Alison Laing poses for a photo on an outdoor porch. Undated.
  11. Alison Laing Outside in Formal Wear (1)

     
    Collection: Alison Laing's Photographs
    Institution: Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1965 to circa 1985
    Topics: Crossdressers, Evening gowns, Parasols
    Subject: Alison Laing
    Description: Alison Laing stands outside a home in a white gown, holding an umbrella, for what is likely a professional portrait. Undated.
  12. Alison Laing Outside in Formal Wear (2)

     
    Collection: Alison Laing's Photographs
    Institution: Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1965 to circa 1985
    Topics: Crossdressers, Evening gowns, Globes, Parasols
    Subject: Alison Laing
    Description: Alison Laing stands outside a home in a white gown, holding an umbrella, for what is likely a professional portrait. Undated.
  13. Alison Laing Poses for Professional Portrait

     
    Collection: Alison Laing's Photographs
    Institution: Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1965 to circa 1985
    Topics: Crossdressers, Evening gowns
    Subject: Alison Laing
    Description: Alison Laing smiles in a white gown. Undated.
  14. Alison Laing Poses in a Park

     
    Collection: Alison Laing's Photographs
    Institution: Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960 to circa 1975
    Topics: Crossdressers, Recreation areas
    Subject: Alison Laing
    Description: Alison Laing poses for a photograph while in a park
  15. Alison Laing Sitting in Chair

     
    Collection: Alison Laing's Photographs
    Institution: Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960 to circa 1975
    Topics: Crossdressers
    Subject: Alison Laing
    Description: Alison Laing sits in what may be her home
  16. Alison Laing Speaks at Event

     
    Collection: Alison Laing's Photographs
    Institution: Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1970 to circa 1990
    Topics: Crossdressers, LGBTQ events
    Subject: Alison Laing
    Description: Alison Laing at microphone at what may be a performance. Undated.
  17. Alison Laing With Native American Artifacts

     
    Collection: Alison Laing's Photographs
    Institution: Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1970 to circa 1999
    Topics: Crossdressers
    Subject: Alison Laing
    Description: Alison Laing poses next to a table holding Native American cultural objects. Undated. One of Alison's areas of interest is Native American spirituality and especially two-spirit traditions. She o...
  18. Alyn Hess

     
    Collection: Lou Sullivan Collection
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1973
    Topics: AIDS activists, Gay men
    Subject: Alyn Hess
    Description: Received by Lou Sullivan
  19. Amy, Kewpie, and Stella at a Go-go Party

     
    Collection: Kewpie Photographs
    Institution: Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960 to circa 1985
    Topics: Beauty operators, Crossdressing, Gender minorities, Parties
    Subject: Kewpie
    Description: left to right: Amy; Kewpie; Stella
  20. Bambi Backstage in Le Carrousel Dressing Room

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: 1955? to 1975?
    Topics: Entertainers, Showgirls, Transgender people
    Subject: Algerian, Bambi, French, Le Carrousel, Marie-Pierre Pruvot
  21. Bambi Headshot in White Feather Cap

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: 1955? to 1975?
    Topics: Entertainers, Showgirls, Transgender people
    Subject: Bambi, Marie-Pierre Pruvot
    Description: Used as poster image for Sébastien Lifshitz's 2013 documentary, "Bambi."
  22. Bambi in Black Dress

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: 1955? to 1975?
    Topics: Entertainers, Showgirls, Transgender people
    Subject: Bambi, Marie-Pierre Pruvot
  23. Bambi in Black Hat

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: 1955? to 1975?
    Topics: Entertainers, Showgirls, Transgender people
    Subject: Bambi, Marie-Pierre Pruvot
  24. Bambi in Corset

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: Photo Koruna
    Date: 1955? to 1975?
    Topics: Entertainers, Showgirls, Transgender people
    Subject: Bambi, Marie-Pierre Pruvot
    Description: Photo contains following text at the bottom of the image: "<<Ce que je voulais, c'était me sentir la plus belle.>>"
  25. Bambi in Feather Hat

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: 1955? to 1975?
    Topics: Entertainers, Showgirls, Transgender people
    Subject: Bambi, Marie-Pierre Pruvot
  26. Bambi in Le Carrousel Dressing Room with Others

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: 1955? to 1975?
    Topics: Entertainers, Showgirls, Transgender people
    Subject: Algerian, Bambi, French, Le Carrousel, Marie-Pierre Pruvot
  27. Bambi (Left) with Coccinelle (Right)

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: 1955? to 1975?
    Topics: Entertainers, Showgirls, Transgender people
    Subject: Bambi, Coccinelle, Marie-Pierre Pruvot
  28. Barbara Lemay in Peformance Attire

     
    Collection: ONE Archives Online Materials
    Institution: ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
    Creator: Teoli, Daniel D.
    Date: 1970 to circa 1979
    Topics: Drag queens
    Description: Transgender burlesque performer Barbara Lemay dressed in full costume. Circa 1970s.
  29. Barbara Lemay in Peformance Attire

     
    Collection: ONE Archives Online Materials
    Institution: ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
    Creator: Teoli, Daniel D.
    Date: 1970 to circa 1979
    Topics: Drag queens
    Description: Transgender burlesque performer Barbara Lemay prepares in her apartment for her next show. Circa 1970s.
  30. Bernie Brandall Photo Series

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1970s
    Topics: Drag, Female impersonators
    Subject: Bernie Brandall
    Description: Autographed note "Para Papito"
  31. Bobby Barton and Kurt Mann in Dressing Room

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1970s
    Topics: Drag, Female impersonators
    Subject: Bobby Barton, Kurt Mann
  32. Brian and Kay Kendall Kiss in a Group Picture

     
    Collection: Kewpie Photographs
    Institution: Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1980
    Topics: Crossdressing, Kissing, Parties
    Subject: Brian Armino, Kay Kendall, Mrs. Mills
    Description: This photo was captioned by Kewpie when the photos were transferred to GALA in 1999: ‘The gang in Greenpoint at a party stage with the late Brian kissing Kay Kendall’, De Smidt Street’ : Mrs Mills...
  33. Brian and Kewpie on Rutgers Street (1)

     
    Collection: Kewpie Photographs
    Institution: Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1955 to circa 1980
    Topics: Beauty operators, Couples, Gender minorities, Partners (LGBTQ), Public facilities
    Subject: Brian Armino, Kewpie
  34. Brian and Kewpie on Rutgers Street (2)

     
    Collection: Kewpie Photographs
    Institution: Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1955 to circa 1980
    Topics: Beauty operators, Couples, Gender minorities, Partners (LGBTQ), Public facilities
    Subject: Brian Armino, Kewpie
  35. Brian at Fourth Beach (1)

     
    Collection: Kewpie Photographs
    Institution: Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1980
    Topics:  
    Subject: Brian Armino
  36. Brian at Fourth Beach (2)

     
    Collection: Kewpie Photographs
    Institution: Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1980
    Topics: Beaches
    Subject: Brian Armino
  37. Brian at Fourth Beach (3)

     
    Collection: Kewpie Photographs
    Institution: Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1980
    Topics: Beaches
    Subject: Brian Armino
  38. Candid Shot of Bobby Barton, Eva Bors, Paris Todd, Robin Rodgers, and Unknown Girl

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1950 to 2000
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Subject: Bobby Barton, Eva Bors, Paris Todd, Robin Rogers
  39. Candy Darling at a party

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1973
    Topics: LGBTQ actors, Trans women
    Subject: Candy Darling
    Description: A photograph of Candy Darling at a party, around 1973.
  40. Candy Darling cast photograph

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: 1973
    Topics: LGBTQ actors, Trans women
    Subject: Candy Darling, The White Whore and the Bit Player
    Description: Candy Darling and the cast of the play “The White Whore and the Bit Player,” 1973.
  41. Candy Darling posing in fur

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: Perich, Anton
    Date: 1973
    Topics: LGBTQ actors, Trans women
    Subject: Candy Darling
    Description: A photograph of Candy Darling Taken by Anton Perich.
  42. Candy Darling posing with mother

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: Baykal, Sheyla
    Date: 1973
    Topics: LGBTQ actors, Mothers of transgender people, Trans women
    Subject: Candy Darling
    Description: Candy Darling and her Mother photographed by Sheyla Baykal.
  43. Candy Darling seated at party

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1973
    Topics: LGBTQ actors, Trans women
    Subject: Candy Darling
    Description: A photograph of Candy Darling at a party, around 1973.
  44. Christopher Morley Portrays Cross-Dressing Assassin (1973) (1)

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: Warner Bros.
    Date: 1973
    Topics: Actors, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Female impersonators in motion pictures, Film
    Subject: Christopher Morley, Freebie And The Bean
    Description: Still image taken from the 1974 movie "Freebie and the Bean."
  45. Christopher Morley Portrays Cross-Dressing Assassin (1973) (2)

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: Warner Bros.
    Date: 1973
    Topics: Actors, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Female impersonators in motion pictures
    Subject: Christopher Morley, Freebie And The Bean
    Description: Still image taken from the 1974 movie "Freebie and the Bean." Text appears at the bottom that reads "WARNER BROS. A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY Presents 'FREEBIE AND THE BEAN' PANAVISION, TECHN...
  46. Coccinelle in Paris in Front of the Sacre Coeur

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: 1953? to 1975?
    Topics: Actors, Entertainers, French, Showgirls, Transgender people, Transsexual people
    Subject: Coccinelle, Le Carrousel
    Description: Coccinelle in front of the Sacre Coeur in Paris. This is near Le Carrousel, a place she performed.
  47. "Daytimers" double-act in drag. Process print, 197-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1970 to 1979?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Two actors in drag wearing adorned dresses and large styled hair for publicity material. The two actors are inset dressed as themselves in circular portraits. A 1970s publicity flier for 'The Dayti...
  48. Dick Emery waving in a park. Photograph, 197-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1970 to 1979?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He is wearing a patterned tracksuit with matching hat; he is smiling towards the viewer. A publicity release photograph with printed signature of Dick Emery (1915-1983), British comic. Emery was es...
  49. Dolores Gray (Sammy) on Rutgers Street

     
    Collection: Kewpie Photographs
    Institution: Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1980
    Topics: Christmas, Gender minorities, Public facilities
    Subject: Dolores Gray
  50. Drag Queens Going out

     
    Collection: ONE Archives Online Materials
    Institution: ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
    Creator: Silverthorn, Richard
    Date: 1971 to 1974
    Topics: Crossdressing
    Description: Drag queens gather for a night out. Circa 1971-1974