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  1. 82 Club Program (1965)

     
    Collection: Drag Show Programs
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Russell, Kitt
    Date: 1965
    Topics: Dancers, Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Striptease
    Subject: 82 Club, Agnes Moorehead, Bette, Bobbie Du Barrie, Brandy Alexander, Ceylon, Chris Ames, Ella-Funt, Gene Avery, George Roth, Hans Crystal, Jackie Maye, Jamie Power, Jan Richards, Johnny Marsh, Johnny Romero, Johnny Rose, Kim August, Lee Loren, Mark Destin, Marlene, Melvin Evans, Miss Simma Down, Phil Cross, Rob Vernon, Robin Sanchell, Ronnie Colbert, Rubay, Sandy Rogers, Teri Noel, Vickie Lynn, Vinnie Summers
  2. 88 IFGE Convention Previews

     
    Collection: International Foundation for Gender Education Publications and Documents
    Institution: Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
    Creator: International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE)
    Date: Feb. 9, 1988
    Topics: BDSM, Crossdressing, Drag, Female impersonators, Hormones, LGBTQ+ partners, Religions, Transgender people, Transsexual people
    Subject: Alison Laing, Brenda Atwater, Coming Together, Working Together Convention, Diane Dixon, Educational Transvestite Chapter (ETVC), Ginny Knuth, Gloria Peters, Heather Pearson, International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), Jan Rupard, JoAnn Roberts, Kim Hellman, Linda McKim, Marilyn Frank, Mary Elizabeth, Maureen Taylor, Merissa Sherrill Lynn, Olivia Jensen, Outreach Institute of Gender Studies (OIGS), Richard F. Docter, San Francisco Convention, Tara Tenille, Transvestites and Transsexuals: A Socio-Cognitive View, Veronica Brown, Virginia Prince, Yvonne Cooke
  3. A Boom at the Dime

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1891
    Topics: Black people, Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater, Minstrel shows
    Subject: Dockstader's Colored Minstrel Troupe, Ethiopian, Ninth and Arch Dime Museum, William Campbell
    Description: Article in The Philadelphia Inquirer discussing Black female impersonators.
  4. A boy dressed as a girl, wearing a bonnet; playing with a toy chariot. Photographic postcard, 1904.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1904
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A private postcard of a little boy playing with a toy by the sash window of a rustic cottage. He is wearing standard knickerbockers and a tweed jacket, but also a fox-fur scarf and a very fancy ber...
  5. A British prisoner of war in drag, performing for "The Timbertown Follies", at a prisoner of war camp in Groningen. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The soldier is one of the stars of the Timbertown Follies, Mr. P.R. ("Mollie") MorganHe is dressed up for one of the many revues staged by some of the 1,500 or so members of the First Royal Naval B...
  6. A British prisoner of war in drag, wearing a delicate short dress, leans towards the viewer with his hands on his hips. Photographic postcard by E. Ohle, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He is wearing a decorative head band and is standing on stage with dark background scenery. Prisoner of war 'Vera' in camp drag in World War I. The camp is not identified, but presumably near the R...
  7. A British prisoner-of-war at Krefeld camp, in drag, poses in character. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1914 to 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Conditions at Krefeld were apparently not too tough for allied POWs if this picture is a guide. Camp entertainment was indeed just that: this very young-looking British serviceman 'Gloria', wears a...
  8. A Chinese Actor

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1899
    Topics: Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater
    Subject: Asian people, Chinese People, Choy Ting Quoy, Fon Chong Mai, Son Fong Quon
    Description: Article published in the West Bay City Times about a performance by Fon Chong Mai, a Chinese actor and female impersonator.
  9. A Chinese Actor

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Evening News
    Date: 1891
    Topics: Bail, Defense (Civil procedure), Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater
    Subject: C.D. Wright, Chinese People, Ga Bing, J.D. Edson
    Description: Article in the Evening News about Ga Bing who was arrested for not fulfilling his contract and getting paid in advance.
  10. A Chinese Fight

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1890
    Topics: Boxing, Female impersonators
    Subject: Ah Giang, Chinese People, Foo Jung, John L. Sullivan, Swintien Lok Company
    Description: This item is an article in the North Dakota newspaper Bismarck Daily Tribune about a staged fight between boxer John L. Sullivan and Ah Giang, a Chinese female impersonator.
  11. A Chinese Play

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Jun. 22, 1889
    Topics: Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater
    Subject: Asian people, Chinese People, Moo Sung Lee, Swintien Lok Company, Taka Wing, Yaka Wing
    Description: Article published in The St. Louis Republic about a performance by Taka Wing, "the great female impersonator of China".
  12. A Chinese Riot

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1893
    Topics: Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater
    Subject: Chinese People, Don Bow, Tow Dong Chue
    Description: Article published in the Morning Oregonian about a large fight that occurred in a Chinese theater and the arrest of Tow Dong Chue and Don Bow (a Chinese female impersonator).
  13. A Close Up of a Seated Performer

     
    Collection: Military
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Sanford, Pat, Cross, Dan
    Date: circa 1942 to circa 1945
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Military, Musicals, Photographs, Plays, Soldiers
    Subject: Look At Us Now
    Description: A performer wearing a two-piece dress and matching hat poses sitting for a photograph. This may be a photograph of Private First Class Samuel Cohen.
  14. A Comedy of Murder

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1889
    Topics: Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater
    Subject: Asian people, Chinese People, Chinese Theatrical Company, Taka Wing, Two Unfortunate Maidens
    Description: Article published in The New York Herald about a performance by Taka Wing, a Chinese female impersonator.
  15. A comedy wedding with the bride in drag. Photographic postcard, ca. 1922.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1922
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A clown, sailor, the groom, bride and another character in drag. The cap tally on the only man in uniform in this group names the Royal Naval Division, which was disbanded in 1919. However, the sup...