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  1. Proceso de fe de Elena de Céspedes

     
    Collection: Court Documents
    Institution: Archivo Histórico Nacional, Archivos Estatales España
    Creator: Tribunal de la Inquisición de Toledo
    Date: 1587 to 1589
    Topics: Alternative punishments, Courts, Crossdressing, Depositions, Gender expression, Law reports, digests, etc., Sentencing, Soldiers, Surgeons
    Subject: Elena de Céspedes, Eleno de Céspedes, Maria del Caño
    Description: Process of faith of Elena de Céspedes, alias Eleno de Céspedes, a native of Alama and resident in Ocaña (Toledo), slave and then free, trade weaver, tailor, hosier, soldier and surgeon, for dressin...
  2. 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...
  3. Some Account of Hannah Snell, the Female Soldier

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: Jul. 1750
    Topics: Childhood, Clothing, Crossdressing, Sailors, Secrecy
    Subject: Hannah Snell
  4. Chatham, Oct. 30

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Fleet, T.
    Date: Apr. 15, 1756
    Topics: Crossdressing, Sailors
  5. Lady S---- B------ habited as a clergyman

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1769
    Topics: Appearance, Clergy, Clothing, Crossdressing, Etching, Social norms
    Subject: Sarah Bunbury
    Description: A women is pictured crossdressing as a clergyman.
  6. Lord W- G- habited as a milliner

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1769
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Crossdressing, Etching, Visual arts
    Subject: William Gordon
    Description: Lord William Gordon is depicted dressed as a Millener.
  7. The trial of M. d'Eon by a jury of matrons

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1771
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Crossdressing, Etching, Jury, Social norms, Visual arts
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon
    Description: "The Chevalier d'Eon (l.), wearing a military hat and the order of St. Louis round his neck, stands, partly draped, on a pedestal before a jury of twelve ladies (r.) who are to decide upon his sex,...
  8. "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...
  9. d'Eon in his study

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Le Roy, Jacques
    Date: 1775?
    Topics: Crossdressing, Engraving, Etching, Gender diversity, Letter writing
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon, Eon de Beaumont, Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée, Restif de La Bretonne
    Description: Depicts a possibly female figure wearing male attire writing a letter at a table before a window in a study or library. Books fill shelves in the rear while two others lie open on the table, one ti...
  10. Chevalier D'Eon (1777)

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Lili Elbe Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1777?
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender diversity
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon
  11. An Actress at her Toilet, or, Miss Brazen Just Breecht

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: Jun. 24, 1779
    Topics: Actors, Animals, Clothing, Crossdressing, Visual arts
    Description: The interior of a well-furnished dressing-room. A young woman stands in the centre, arms akimbo, putting on a pair of breeches and looking towards the mirror which stands on a dressing-table (right...
  12. A morning frolic

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: Mar. 25, 1780
    Topics: Animals, Appearance, Clothing, Couples, Crossdressing, Soldiers, Visual arts
    Description: Two people in a bedroom by a table set for tea. One is wearing a dress, along with a soldier's hat and a sword; conversely, the other is wearing soldier's vestments and has a women's wig and fan.
  13. Mr. Bannister in the Character of Miss Polly Peachum

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Sayers, James
    Date: 1781
    Topics: Actors, Crossdressing, Etching, Opera
    Subject: Charles Bannister, John Gay
  14. 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
  15. Delpini a la Rossi

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Sayers, James
    Date: Apr. 26, 1785
    Topics: Crossdressing, Etching, Opera, Performing arts, Visual arts
    Description: "Delpini, dressed as a woman, both arms held above his head, runs forward in profile to the left imitating a dancer. Beneath the title is etched: "Grace was in all her Steps" &c."--British Muse...
  16. Scrub

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Sayers, James
    Date: Feb. 15, 1786
    Topics: Actors, Crossdressing, Etching, Male impersonators, Theatre
    Subject: George Farquhar, Mrs. Abington, The Beaux' Stratagem
    Description: "Mrs. Abington stands facing three quarters to the right dressed as Scrub in Farquhar's 'Beaux' Stratagem', with her hair in tightly curled ringlets (resembling the wig worn by Weston in the part)....
  17. Which is the Man

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: May 30, 1786
    Topics: Clothing, Crossdressing, Etching, Pets
    Description: Two smartly dressed youths facing each other sit on a bench under a tree. A small poodle sits by the one on the right, who has a more delicate appearance and resembles a face seen before in caricat...
  18. The Feminine Gender

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Kingsbury, Henry
    Date: Feb. 2, 1787
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Crossdressing, Etching, Femininity, Gender, Visual arts
    Description: A rather feminine-looking man walks to the left. He has a protruding "derrière" which makes his coat tails stand out and a very prominant bosom of ruffles. A large hat is set on top of curled hair...
  19. The Masculine Gender

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Kingsbury, Henry
    Date: Feb. 2, 1787
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Crossdressing, Etching, Gender, Masculinity, Visual arts
    Description: A rather mannish-looking woman with a large hat and an enormous parasol walks away from us to the right, holding up her skirts in back with her left hand and revealing tall boots, stockings and a b...
  20. The Famous Flower of Serving-Men; or, the Lady Turned Serving Man

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1795?
    Topics: Change of name, Crossdressing, Household employees, Passing (gender), Poetry (LGBTQ), Royalty, Wood-engraving
  21. 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)
  22. See here presented to your view

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1799
    Topics: Clothing, Crossdressing, Etching, Soldiers, Visual arts
    Description: Two people are depicted in a room, one is a Captain and one is dressing herself.
  23. Johnstone Bennet Cigarette Postcard

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Kinney Bros
    Date: 1890s
    Topics: Advertising--Cigarettes, Cigarettes, Crossdressing, French, Musicians, Transgender people
    Subject: Johnstone Bennet, Kinney Bros, Sweet Caporal cigarettes
  24. Female Dexterity

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: The Poize
    Date: 1810
    Topics: Crossdressing, Death and dying
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon
  25. 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