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  1. 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...
  2. "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...
  3. Chevalier D'Eon (1777)

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Lili Elbe Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1777?
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender diversity
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon
  4. La Chevalier D'Eon (1782)

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Lili Elbe Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1782?
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender diversity
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon
    Description: a painting, belonging to Charles Laston Esq, of Chevalier D'Eon at the age of 54 years old
  5. Chevalier D'Eon (From a Late London Paper)

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1811
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Femininity, Passing (gender), Transgender people
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon
  6. Eccentric Character

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: 1812
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Epitaphs, Gender role, Theft
    Subject: Mary Frith
  7. The Adventures of Lucy Brewer, (Alias) Louisa Baker

     
    Collection: Dime Novels
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Brewer, Lucy
    Date: 1815
    Topics: Brothels, Chivalry, Clothing, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Disguise, Dueling, Ethics, Gender identity, Honor, Identity, Military discharge, Military service, Voluntary, Peonage, Poverty, Prisons, Prostitutes' clients, Prostitution, Racism, Robbery, Sailors, Shame, STDs, Stillbirth, United States. Marine Corps--History, Unplanned pregnancy, Violence, Youth
    Subject: Maria Murray, Scotch, USS Constitution
  8. Illustration of Mary Jones (1838)

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: H.R. Robinson
    Date: 1836
    Topics: Arrests, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Theft
    Subject: Mary Jones, Peter Sewally
    Description: Text at the bottom reads: "The Man-Monster, Peter Sewally, alias Mary Jones, &c&c Sentenced 18th June 1836 to 5 years imprisonment at hard labor at Sing Sing, for Grand Larceny Published...
  9. A Woman Husband

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Manchester Guardian
    Date: Jun. 23, 1838
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Lesbians, Passing (gender)
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon, James Davis
    Description: Columbus Democrat (Columbus, Mississippi)
  10. Fanny Campbell The Female Pirate Captain: A Tale of The Revolution

     
    Collection: Dime Novels
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Lieutenant Murray
    Date: 1846
    Topics: Body image, Chivalry, Colonies, Colonization, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Discovery and exploration, Femininity, Gender bending, Indians of North America, Pirates, Prisoners, Relationships (LGBTQ), Sailing, Sailing ships, Sailors, Ship captains, Ship models, Women
    Subject: Fanny Campbell, Jack Herbert, Terrence Mooney, William Lovell
  11. The Deserted Wife's Revenge

     
    Collection: Dime Novels
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: 1852
    Topics: Appearance, Crimes, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Marriage, Murder, Racism, Slavery, Violence
  12. Disguised Females

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: The New-York Organ
    Date: Jun. 25, 1853
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender role, Marines, Masculinity
    Subject: Hannah Snell
  13. Sue Monday, The Guerrilla Spy

     
    Collection: Dime Novels
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Haco, Dion
    Date: 1865
    Topics: Border States (U.S. Civil War), Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Espionage, Gender bending, Southern States--History--1865-1877, Torture, Treason, Unionists (United States Civil War)
  14. The Charge Against "Gentlemen" Personating Women

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: Jun. 4, 1870
    Topics: Arrests, Criminalisation, Crossdressers, Crossdressing
  15. The Boulton Masquerade

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Detroit Advertiser and Tribune
    Date: Jun. 30, 1870
    Topics: Clothing, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Passing (gender)
    Subject: Arthur Clinton, Park and Boulton