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Tamara Rees Vacuuming at Home (July 28, 1955)

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Along the side of the photo appears the following text, on a separate sheet of paper: "BCP3-7/28-SACRAMENTO: Tamara Edel Rees Sweeps clean and starts life anew. She claims she was transformed from male to female by sex surgery. As Robert Egan Rees, Tamara says she once was married to a girl. Now she has married J.E. Courtland, III, Los Angeles, a makeup man. (File picture) U.P. TELEPHOTO. "

Item Information:

Identifier
1r66j131z
Collection
Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
Institution
Transas City
Creator(s)
United Press International
Publisher
Transas City
Date Created
Jul. 28, 1955
Dates Covered
1950 to 1960
Genre
Photographs
Records
Subject(s)
J.E. Courtland
Robert Egan Rees
Tamara Edel Rees
Places
California > Los Angeles County > Los Angeles
Topic(s)
Marriage
MtFs
Newspapers (LGBTQ)
Transsexual people
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
Black and White
Language
English
Related URL
http://transascity.org/rees-tamara/
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