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  1. Proceso de fe de Elena de Céspedes

    Collection: Court Documents
    Institution: Archivo Histórico Nacional, Archivos Estatales España
    Creator: Tribunal de la Inquisición de Toledo
    Date: 1587 to 1589
    Topics: Alternative punishments, Courts, Crossdressing, Depositions, Gender expression, Law reports, digests, etc., Sentencing, Soldiers, Surgeons
    People: Elena de Céspedes, Eleno de Céspedes, Maria del Caño
    Description: Process of faith of Elena de Céspedes, alias Eleno de Céspedes, a native of Alama and resident in Ocaña (Toledo), slave and then free, trade weaver, tailor, hosier, soldier and surgeon, for dressin...
  2. II Femminiello

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Bonito, Giuseppe
    Date: 1740 to 1760
    Topics: Arts, Canvas, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender diversity, Gender minorities, Painting, Painting, Italian, Portrait painting, Italian, Third gender, Transvestites
    Description: "This recently-discovered painting from eighteenth-century Naples is a testament to the city's exceptional social acceptance of local transvestites known as femminielli. The term, which might be tr...
  3. Chevalier d'--n producing his evidence

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Unknown
    Date: 1769
    Topics: Animals, Combat, Etching, Indigenous peoples, Politics, Wars
    People: Charles Genevieve Louis Auguste Andre Timothee d'Eon de Beaumont, Chevalier D'Eon
    Description: Two groups are depicted fighting, some in each group are depicted anthropomorphic animals.
  4. Lady S---- B------ habited as a clergyman

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Unknown
    Date: 1769
    Topics: Appearance, Clergy, Clothing, Crossdressing, Etching, Social norms
    People: Sarah Bunbury
    Description: A women is pictured crossdressing as a clergyman.
  5. Lord W- G- habited as a milliner

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Unknown
    Date: 1769
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Crossdressing, Etching, Visual arts
    People: William Gordon
    Description: Lord William Gordon is depicted dressed as a Millener.
  6. The Wife Turned Good-Man

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Unknown
    Date: 1770?
    Topics: Ballads, Farmers, Gender diversity, Gender role, Marriage, Poetry, Relationships, Wood-engraving
    Description: In four columns with the title and two woodcuts above the first two; there are dividing ornamental rules between the first and second as well as between the third and fourth columns.
  7. Chevalier D-E-n returned, or, the Stock-Brokers outwitted

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Unknown
    Date: 1771
    Topics: Etching, Gender diversity, Magazine illustration, Passing, Stockbrokers
    People: Chevalier D'Eon, Eon de Beaumont, Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée
  8. The trial of M. d'Eon by a jury of matrons

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Unknown
    Date: 1771
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Crossdressing, Etching, Jury, Social norms, Visual arts
    People: Chevalier D'Eon
    Description: "The Chevalier d'Eon (l.), wearing a military hat and the order of St. Louis round his neck, stands, partly draped, on a pedestal before a jury of twelve ladies (r.) who are to decide upon his sex,...
  9. "The Trial of M. D'Eon by a Jury of Matrons" (Frontispiece, The Town and Country Magazine - May, 1771)

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: Unknown
    Date: May 1771
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender minorities, Law
    People: Chevalier D'Eon, Eonism
    Description: According to the Transas City website: "A very unique item which highlights part of the furore over the gender identity of the Chevalier d’Eon. In May 1771, the Town and Country Magazine of Eng...
  10. d'Eon in his study

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Le Roy, Jacques
    Date: 1775?
    Topics: Crossdressing, Engraving, Etching, Gender diversity, Letter writing
    People: Chevalier D'Eon, Eon de Beaumont, Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée, Restif de La Bretonne
    Description: Depicts a possibly female figure wearing male attire writing a letter at a table before a window in a study or library. Books fill shelves in the rear while two others lie open on the table, one ti...
  11. Chevalier D'Eon (1777)

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Lili Elbe Archive
    Creator: Unknown
    Date: 1777?
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender diversity
    People: Chevalier D'Eon
  12. Mademoiselle de Beaumont, or, the Chevalier d'Eon: Female Minister Plenipo. Capt of Dragoons

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Unknown
    Date: Sep. 1777
    Topics: Clothing, Engraving, Etching, Gender bending, Gender diversity, Military, Portrait prints, British
    People: Chevalier D'Eon, Eon de Beaumont, Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée
    Description: Full length portrait of D'Eon dressed half as a man and half as a woman. The left side of the figure wears a full and elegantly styled dress, with hair piled high in the pyramidal fashion of the ti...
  13. Miss Wicket and Miss Trigger

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Unknown
    Date: Jan. 1, 1778
    Topics: Animals, Clothing, Social norms, Sports, Visual arts
    Description: Printed for Carington Bowles, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London, publish'd as the Act directs [after January 1, 1778?] Two well-dressed young ladies meet before a farm house. On the left, ...
  14. An Actress at her Toilet, or, Miss Brazen Just Breecht

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Unknown
    Date: Jun. 24, 1779
    Topics: Actors, Animals, Clothing, Crossdressing, Visual arts
    Description: The interior of a well-furnished dressing-room. A young woman stands in the centre, arms akimbo, putting on a pair of breeches and looking towards the mirror which stands on a dressing-table (right...
  15. A morning frolic

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Unknown
    Date: Mar. 25, 1780
    Topics: Animals, Appearance, Clothing, Couples, Crossdressing, Soldiers, Visual arts
    Description: Two people in a bedroom by a table set for tea. One is wearing a dress, along with a soldier's hat and a sword; conversely, the other is wearing soldier's vestments and has a women's wig and fan.