Digital Transgender Archive

Guide to the German Transvestite Postcards, 1903-1920

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Sixty two late-Wilhelmine male transvestite postcards portraying twenty nine individuals in their Damen-Imitator personas, including three images of "Gauze, Canadian Indian Soprano." Sixteen are signed or inscribed by the subjects, with references to gay cabarets in Berlin, Cologne, Kiel, and throughout the country. Five are addressed to Paul Shafer and one to Asta, female impersonators of the period, who are also pictured on some of the cards.

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Identifier
3n203z105
Collection
Discovery Resources
Institution
Human Sexuality Collection, Cornell University
Creator(s)
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Date Created
2003
Dates Covered
1903 to 1920
Genre
Finding Aids
Subject(s)
Paul Shafer
Places
Germany
Topic(s)
Music-halls
Sex in popular culture
Transvestism
Transvestites
Resource Type
Text
Language
English
Related URL
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/EAD/htmldocs/RMM07636.html
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