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  1. Kewpie: Daughter of District Six

    Collection: Kewpie Photographs
    Institution: Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)
    Creator: District Six Museum, GALA
    Date: 2019
    Topics: Beauty contests, Beauty shops, Drag, Drag balls, Exhibitions, Hairdressers, Museums, Performance, Photography, Segregation
    Subject: Billy Biggs, Brian Armino, District Six, District Six Homecoming Centre, Jenny Marsden, Kewpie, Mavis, Moffie, Salon Kewpie, Sister, Tina Smith, Ursula Hansby
    Description: This publication follows the exhibition, Kewpie: Daughter of District Six, curated by Jenny Marsden and Tina Smith, first held at the District Six Homecoming Centre, 21 September 2018–30 March 2019.
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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."
  6. 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."
  7. Bessie Bonehill Card

    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: California State Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1880
    Topics: Male impersonators, Vaudeville
    Subject: Bessie Bonehill
  8. 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."
  9. Vesta Tilley in a Blue Outfit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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