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  1. 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
  2. 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)
  3. An Amalgamationist in Limbo for the Second Time

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: New York Herald
    Date: Mar. 9, 1842
    Topics: Crossdressing, Prisons, Racism, Sex workers (LGBTQ)
    Subject: Beefsteak Pete, John Brown, Peter Sewally
  4. An Extraordinary Case of Bigamy

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Snowden, Edgar
    Date: 1834
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Crossdressing, Marriage, Masculinity
  5. An Odd Connexion

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Meacham, R.
    Date: Jun. 1, 1838
    Topics: Appearance, Crossdressing, Marriage, Masculinity, Passing (gender)
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Conform to the Times

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Morris, George P.
    Date: 1831
    Topics: Arrests, Clothing, Crossdressing, Femininity
  9. Conviction of Beefsteak Pete

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: May 13, 1848
    Topics: Arrests, Crossdressing, Theft
    Subject: Beefsteak Pete, Julia Johnson, Michael Bonney, Peter Sewally
  10. Curious Deception – A Female Husband

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Brother Jonathan
    Date: 1839
    Topics: Clothing, Crossdressing, Femininity, Marriage
  11. 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
  12. Escape of a Murderer

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: Oct. 17, 1846
    Topics: Crimes, Crossdressing, Prisoners
  13. Exquisite Dandies

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Robert, Cruikshank
    Date: Dec. 8, 1818
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Crossdressing, Gender, Social norms, Visual arts
    Description: Two men, referred to in the image as "dandies" are pictured dressing themselves. They speak to one another of their appearances. The men are depicted satirically.
  14. 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)
  15. 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