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  1. Drag Queen in Headdress

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: 1949
    Topics: Costume, Female impersonators, Theater
    Subject: Jolly Jack
    Description: A drag queen poses in front of a backdrop wearing a large headdress and a ruffled, sleeveless dress with black gloves. Inscription reads: "To Bobby & Mary, Two Grand People, Here's hoping our paths...
  2. Saratoga Club Franklin & Fortune, 1950

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: 1950
    Topics: Clothing, Costume, Drag, Drag queens, Female impersonators, Music--Performance, Singing, Theater
    Description: A performer wearing a ruffled, two-piece dress and headdress sings into a microphone on stage at the Saratoga Club.
  3. Person Posing on a Chair in a White Skirt and Black Top

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: Jul. 26, 1950
    Topics: Clothing, Evening gowns, Gender expression, Gender non-conforming people
    Description: A person sits in a chair wearing a long white skirt, long-sleeve black top, pearl bracelet, and diamond necklace. On the back of the photograph, the date stamped in purple ink reads: JUL 26 1950.
  4. Knotty Pine Bar Winner Halloween, 1951

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator:
    Date: 1951
    Topics: Clothing, Gay bars, Gender expression, Gender non-conforming people, Halloween, LGBTQ events
    Subject: The Knotty Pine
    Description: Winner posing with a bottle at the Knotty Pine bar in Tampa, FL, 1951. Original title "Knotty Pines"
  5. Lena Posing on a Couch

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: 1952
    Topics: Clothing, Evening gowns, Gender expression, Gender non-conforming people, Smoking
    Subject: Lena
    Description: A person in a blond wig and black dress and holding a cigarette, presumably named Lena, lounges on a couch.
  6. Lena Without Jacket Before Going to Carroll's

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: 1952
    Topics: Clothing, Evening gowns, Gender expression, Gender non-conforming people, Smoking
    Subject: Lena
    Description: A person, presumably Lena, wearing a black evening gown and smoking before going out.
  7. Miss Skippy in My Apartment

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: 1952
    Topics: Clothing, Evening gowns, Gender expression, Gender non-conforming people, Smoking
    Subject: Miss Skippy
    Description: A person, presumably Miss Skippy, wearing a formal dress, jewelry, and smoking a cigarette
  8. Lena in My Apartment

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: Oct. 31, 1952
    Topics: Clothing, Evening gowns, Gender expression, Gender non-conforming people, Smoking
    Subject: Lena
    Description: A person in a blonde wig holding a cigarette, presumably named Lena, poses in an apartment while wearing a black dress.
  9. Male Impersonator

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: 1950s
    Topics: Drag, Drag kings, Male impersonators, Singing, Suits (Clothing), Theater
    Description: A male impersonator wearing a suit performs on stage, singing into a microphone.
  10. Performer Exiting a Stage

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: 1950s
    Topics: Drag, Drag queens, Female impersonators, Music--Performance, Theater
    Description: An African American performer poses for a photograph near a stage as she smiles, holding one arm out and holding up the skirt of her dress.
  11. Performer in Front of a Band

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: 1950s
    Topics: Drag, Drag queens, Evening gowns, Female impersonators, Music--Performance, Singing, Theater
    Description: A person of color wearing a silk dress and gloves performs on stage with a band.
  12. Drag Queen Performing in Front of a Band

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1970
    Topics: Costume, Dance, Female impersonators, Music--Performance, Theater
    Description: A female impersonator, clothed in a ruffled dress and headpiece, dances in front of a band.
  13. Drag Queen Standing in Front of a Microphone

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1970
    Topics: Evening gowns, Female impersonators, Music--Performance, Singing, Theater
    Description: Female impersonator standing in front of a microphone in a shiny dress.
  14. Drag Queen Wearing a Black Shawl

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1970
    Topics: Evening gowns, Female impersonators, Theater
    Description: Female impersonator wearing a formal dress and a black shawl poses in front of a silk curtain.
  15. Performer Holding a Hand Fan

     
    Collection: Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Creator: Smith, Bobby
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1970
    Topics: Drag, Drag queens, Evening gowns, Female impersonators, Theater
    Description: A female impersonator in an embroidered dress poses sitting on what appears to be a stage, holding a hand fan.