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  1. The Wife Turned Good-Man

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1770?
    Topics: Ballads, Farmers, Gender diversity, Gender role, Marriage, Poetry (LGBTQ), Relationships (LGBTQ), 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.
  2. The assaut or fencing match

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Rowlandson, Thomas
    Date: 1787
    Topics: Etching, Fencing, Gender diversity, Sporting events, Sports, Stipple engraving
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon, Eon de Beaumont, Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée, Joseph Bologne, King George IV
    Description: A 1787 fencing match between a man and a woman in the elegant rooms of Carlton House, London. In the audience stands the Prince of Wales who had arranged this fencing demonstration between Mademois...
  3. Portrait of Abigail Allen; Portrait of the Female Husband!

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1829?
    Topics: Drawings, Gender diversity, Marriage, Married people, Passing (gender), Stealth (Transgender)
    Subject: Abigail Allen, James Allen
    Description: Captions below images read: "Portrait of Abigail Allen, Wife to the pretended James Allen, she resided with her Associate for more than 21 years, ignorant of her real sex! and what is more astonis...
  4. Mademoiselle de Beaumont, or, the Chevalier d'Eon: Female Minister Plenipo. Capt of Dragoons

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: Sep. 1777
    Topics: Clothing, Engraving, Etching, Gender bending, Gender diversity, Military, Portrait prints, British
    Subject: 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...
  5. 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 (gender), Stockbrokers
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon, Eon de Beaumont, Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée