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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
    Subject: 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. Some Account of Hannah Snell, the Female Soldier

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: Jul. 1750
    Topics: Childhood, Clothing, Crossdressing, Sailors, Secrecy
    Subject: Hannah Snell
  4. Chatham, Oct. 30

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Fleet, T.
    Date: Apr. 15, 1756
    Topics: Crossdressing, Sailors
  5. Remarkable Connection of Two Women

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: 1766
    Topics: Ethnic relations, Gender identity, Lovers, Relationships
    Subject: Mary East
  6. Chevalier d'--n producing his evidence

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1769
    Topics: Animals, Combat, Etching, Indigenous peoples, Politics, Wars
    Subject: 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.
  7. Lady S---- B------ habited as a clergyman

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

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

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    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.
  10. Chevalier D-E-n returned, or, the Stock-Brokers outwitted

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

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1771
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Crossdressing, Etching, Jury, Social norms, Visual arts
    Subject: 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,...
  12. "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:
    Date: May 1771
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender minorities, Law
    Subject: 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...
  13. 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
    Subject: 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...
  14. Curious Sketches of Singular Characters

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Granger, James
    Date: Sep. 7, 1775
    Topics: Beauty standards, Courts, Crimes, Intersex people, Masculinity, Politics, Royalty
    Subject: Mary Frith, Richard Brown
  15. Chevalier D'Eon (1777)

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Lili Elbe Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1777?
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender diversity
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon