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  1. This Woman Masqueraded as a Bandit

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Jun. 11, 1899
    Topics: Bars (Drinking establishments), Cowboys, Crossdressing, Outlaws
    Subject: Dick Wells, Helen Jackson, Jack Hall, Pearl Hart
  2. The Battle of the Bette Davis Impersonators

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Doyle, J.D.
    Date: Jul. 28, 2013
    Topics: Female impersonators, Musicians
    Subject: Bette Davis
    Description: In order: Arthur Blake, from "Curtain Time," 1957 TC Jones, from "Himself," 1959 Charles Pierce, from "Live at Bimbos," 1971 Ty Bennett, from "Queen for a Day," circa 1961 Jimmy James, from "T...
  3. 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...
  4. Two performers on Promenade

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: California State Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1933
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Prisoners, Prisons
    Description: Shows African American men, one dressed in long dress, moving around yard. Spectators in background. Stamped on verso: "20th Annual Olympic Club Track & Field Meet at San Quentin prison, c. 1920."
  5. Two performers posing

    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: California State Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1933
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Prisoners, Prisons
    Description: One clown in hat and long coat, one in tights and hat. Stamped on verso: "20th Annual Olympic Club Track & Field Meet at San Quentin prison, c. 1920."
  6. Bessie Bonehill Card

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: California State Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1880
    Topics: Male impersonators, Vaudeville
    Subject: Bessie Bonehill
  7. Signed Portrait of Francis Renault

    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1929
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Subject: Francis Renault
    Description: Inscription reads "For 'Vitullo' and 'Ulisse,' always your girl. Francis Renault. 1929."
  8. Vesta Tilley in a Blue Outfit

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Clothing, Male impersonators
    Subject: Vesta Tilley
  9. The Charles Pierce Show Program

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Music, Plays, Theatre
    Subject: Charles Pierce
  10. Vesta Tilley Smoking

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Male impersonators
    Subject: Vesta Tilley
  11. Vesta Tilley in a Chair

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Male impersonators
    Subject: Vesta Tilley
  12. Miss Vesta Tilley In Khaki

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Army, Clothing, Male impersonators
    Subject: Vesta Tilley
  13. If I Am Not Free

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Capitol Records
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Music, Music industry
    Subject: Danny O'Connor
  14. Mask and Gown

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Drag queens, Theatre shows
    Subject: T.C. Jones
  15. Bobby Marchan: Golden Classics

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Music, Music industry
    Subject: Bobby Marchan
  16. "Fan It!"

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Drag
    Subject: Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon
  17. Bobby Marchan: Clown Jewels

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Music, Music industry
    Subject: Bobby Marchan
  18. Joe's De Luxe Club

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1940s
    Topics: Drag queens, Night life, Theatre shows
    Subject: Joe's Deluxe Club, Petite Swanson
  19. Cameo: There's Something About My Baby

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Drag, Music, Music industry
    Subject: Bobby Marchan
  20. Manish Women

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Femininity, Masculinity
    Subject: J.M. Gates
  21. Fire Records: Look at my Heart

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Drag, Music, Music industry
    Subject: Bobby Marchan
  22. Francis & Day's 43rd Annual

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Drag, Music, Theatre shows
    Subject: The Dumbells
  23. She's A He

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Drag, Theatre shows
    Subject: Lynne Carter
  24. Michelle "Ready of Not, It's Me!" Program

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Music, Night life, Theatre shows
  25. An Evening With Lynne Carter At Cherry Grove

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1970
    Topics: Drag, Music, Theatre shows
    Subject: Lynne Carter
  26. Show Me A Milkman

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Drag queens, Music, Musicians, Theatre shows
    Subject: Jimmy Callway
  27. Neil Burgess Cigar Tin

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1905
    Topics: Cigar boxes, Female impersonators
    Subject: Neil Burgess
  28. The County Fair

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Drag queens, Theatre shows
    Subject: Neil Burgess
  29. Let Me Tell About My Operation

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1956
    Topics: Appearance, Drag, Gender realignment surgery, Music
    Subject: Rae Bourbon
  30. Queen for a Day!

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Drag, Music
    Subject: Ty Bennett
  31. Annie Hindle Again A Husband

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Jul. 22, 1892
    Topics: Appearance, Female impersonators, Male impersonators, Marriage
    Subject: Annie Hindle, Gilbert Sarony, Louise Spangehal
  32. Annie Hindle (Daily Illinois)

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Jul. 22, 1892
    Topics: Male impersonators, Marriage
    Subject: Annie Hindle, Louise Spangehal
  33. A Wedded Puzzle

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Jul. 18, 1892
    Topics: Drag kings, Law, Marriage
    Subject: Annie Hindle
  34. 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
  35. Neil Burgess Is Now Playing The County Fair

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Oct. 18, 1891
    Topics: Female impersonators, Theatre shows
    Subject: Neil Burgess
  36. Neil Burgess (Amusements)

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Mar. 7, 1888
    Topics: Female impersonators, Theatre shows
    Subject: Neil Burgess, Vim
  37. Neil Burgess (Week of March 6)

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Mar. 5, 1899
    Topics: Comedy, Female impersonators, Theatre shows, Vaudeville
    Subject: Neil Burgess
  38. There'll Be A Hot Time For The Old Men

    Collection: Sheet Music
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1918
    Topics: Male impersonators, Music, Musicians
    Subject: Elsie White
  39. In The Land Of Wedding Bells

    Collection: Sheet Music
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1917
    Topics: Male impersonators, Music, Musicians
    Subject: Elsie White
  40. The Captain

    Collection: Sheet Music
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Male impersonators, Music, Musicians, Vaudeville
    Subject: Ella Wesner
  41. The Famous Song Success of Vesta Tilley

    Collection: Sheet Music
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1903
    Topics: Male impersonators, Music, Musicians
    Subject: Vesta Tilley
  42. In Dear Old England's Name!

    Collection: Sheet Music
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Male impersonators, Music, Musicians
    Subject: Vesta Tilley
  43. The Last Chap on Earth

    Collection: Sheet Music
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Male impersonators, Music, Musicians
    Subject: Vesta Tilley
  44. That Mysterious Rag

    Collection: Sheet Music
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1911
    Topics: Male impersonators, Music, Musicians
    Subject: Seeman & Killian, The Tailor Made Girls
  45. The Boys That Mind the Shop

    Collection: Sheet Music
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Bateman, Edgar, Scott, Bennett
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Composers, Drag kings, Music, Singers
    Subject: Vesta Tilley
  46. Masculine Women! Feminine Men!

    Collection: Sheet Music
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1925
    Topics: Femininity, Masculinity, Music, Musicians
    Subject: May Beatty
  47. My Dear Little Maid in the Moon

    Collection: Sheet Music
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1896
    Topics: Male impersonators, Music, Musicians
    Subject: Margaret McDonald
  48. Miss Vesta Tilley

    Collection: Sheet Music
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Norris, Harry
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Male impersonators, Music, Musicians
    Subject: Vesta Tilley
  49. Ev'ry Little Bit Helps

    Collection: Sheet Music
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1904
    Topics: Male impersonators, Music, Musicians
    Subject: Babe Lund
  50. I've Got The Time – I've Got The Place – But it's Hard to Find the Girl

    Collection: Sheet Music
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1919
    Topics: Male impersonators, Music, Musicians
    Subject: Hetty King