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  1. Chatham, Oct. 30

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Fleet, T.
    Date: Apr. 15, 1756
    Topics: Crossdressing, Sailors
  2. The Celebrated but Unfortunate Chevalier d'Eon

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Gazette of the United States and Philadelphia Daily Advertiser
    Date: Oct. 22, 1796
    Topics: Crossdressing, Fencing, Passing (gender), Theatre
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon
    Description: Gazette of the United States & Philadelphia Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA)
  3. 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
  4. 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...
  5. A Female Husband

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: Aug. 1836
    Topics: Appearance, Crimes, Crossdressing, LGBTQ lovers, Police officers, Secrecy
    Subject: James Walker
  6. Extraordinary Cause of a Female Husband

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Sep. 1, 1836
    Topics: Arrests, Crossdressing, FtMs, Marriage, Partners (LGBTQ), Passing (gender), Prisoners
    Subject: Eliza Cummings, George Moore Wilson, James Walker, Jane Walker
    Description: The North Carolina Standard (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  7. Jewesses on a Frolic

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: 1845
    Topics: Clothing, Crossdressing, Judaism, Masculinity
  8. 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
  9. Caught Again

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Newark Daily Advertiser
    Date: Aug. 25, 1846
    Topics: Appearance, Black people, Clothing, Crossdressing
    Subject: Peter Sewally
  10. Escape of a Murderer

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: Oct. 17, 1846
    Topics: Crimes, Crossdressing, Prisoners
  11. Grandfather Brown (William) at a masquerade party

     
    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Critcherson, G.P.
    Date: 1800 to 1899
    Topics: African Americans, Crossdressing, Femininity, Masquerades
    Description: William Brown, a wealthy Black businessman in Worcester, MA in the 19th century, wearing a dress. Part of the Brown Family Papers Collection, call number Mss. Boxes B.
  12. 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
  13. Baltimore

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Apr. 12, 1860
    Topics: Crossdressing, Equestrian sports, Government, Passing (gender)
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon, Louis XVI, Md'lle Zoyara, Pierre Beaumarchais
    Description: The Daily Exchange (Baltimore, MD)
  14. Mountain Charley

     
    Collection: Rare Books
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: Charley, Mountain
    Date: 1861
    Topics: Crossdressing, Frontier and pioneer life, Gender expression, Stealth (Transgender)
    Description: The autobiography of E. J. Guerin, AKA Mountain Charley, charting their thirteen years of life living as a man. The memoir follows Guerin's life as a young mother and wife, which is ruptured by the...
  15. The Cairo News

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: May 2, 1863
    Topics: Crossdressing, FtMs, Military, Soldiers, Suicide
    Description: Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye (Burlington, IA)