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  1. Allen's Minstrel Show motto...

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Mar. 29, 1912
    Topics: Black people, Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater, Minstrel shows
    Subject: Allen's Minstrels
    Description: Article in the Pascagoula Democrat-Star about a show featuring a Black female impersonator.
  2. City Authorities Send Watson Home

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1922
    Topics: Black people, Criminalization, Female impersonators, Transfeminine people
    Subject: Rachael, Richard Watson
    Description: Content Warning: This item depicts potentially sensitive content related to racist language.
  3. Oriental Dancer Is A Mere Man

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Plain Dealer
    Date: 1922
    Topics: Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater
    Subject: Asian people, Princess Zira, Robert North
    Description: Article published by The Plain Dealer about a performance done by an Asian female impersonator, Princess Zira.
  4. Handbook of the Indians of California

     
    Collection: Government Documents
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1924
    Topics: Transvestites, Two-Spirit people, Yokuts Indians
    Subject: Native American people, Tongochim, Tunosim
    Description: Government document describing the roles of Two Spirit people in the Yokuts tribe.
  5. Deport Mexican "Eltinge" El Paso, Tex., March 11

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Mar. 11, 1918
    Topics: Crossdressers, Transfeminine people
    Subject: Immigration, Latino/a/x people
    Description: Article in the Tuscon Citizen about the deportation of "a Mexican man dressed as a woman."
  6. Andrew Tribble Skipped with Money

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1916
    Topics: Black people, Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater, Vaudeville
    Subject: Andrew Tribble, Fairyland Theater
    Description: Article published in The Freeman about Andrew Tribble, a Black female impersonator, being wanted for theft.
  7. Was a "Man" for Eight Years

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1909
    Topics: Black people, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Transmasculine people
    Subject: James Allen, Maude Allen
    Description: Article in the Cleveland Gazette about a Black woman who chose to pass as a man to avoid gender discrimination in the workforce.
  8. Mr. Andrew Tribble

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Aug. 18, 1910
    Topics: Black people, Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater
    Subject: Andrew Tribble, Dabney Theater
    Description: Article in The New York Age about performance by Andrew Tribble, a Black female impersonator. Item is flagged as explicit for racist imagery.
  9. Allen's Minstrels

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Jenkins, P.L.
    Date: 1909
    Topics: Black people, Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater, Minstrel shows
    Subject: Allen's Minstrels, C. Adam LaRose, Musician, Salome Dance
    Description: Article in The Freeman discussing C. Adam LaRose, a Black female impersonator and musician.
  10. Amateur Minstrels Score Great Success

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1906
    Topics: Black people, Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater, Minstrel shows
    Subject: Macon Minstrels, Mr. Kelly
    Description: Article in the Macon Daily Telegraph mentioning Mr. Kelly, a Black female impersonator.
  11. "Black Jenny Lind."

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1909
    Topics: Black people, Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater
    Subject: J. Robert Johnson
    Description: Article in the Richmond Planet advertising event featuring Black female impersonator.
  12. The Red Moon

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Walton, Lester A.
    Date: Sep. 10, 1908
    Topics: Black people, Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater
    Subject: Andrew Tribble, The Red Moon
    Description: A New York Age review of performance in which Andrew Tribble, a Black female impersonator, played a wench.
  13. Police Guard for Chinese Actor

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1905
    Topics: Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater
    Subject: Asian people, Chinese People, Wong Chung
    Description: Article published in the Evening News detailing the story of Wong Chung, a Chinese female impersonator. According to the article, Chung was running away from the criminal organization Hip Sing Tong...
  14. The Pekin Theatre

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1906
    Topics: Black people, Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater
    Subject: Andrew Tribble, Pekin Theatre, The Man from Bam
    Description: Article in Broad Axe mentioning a performance by Andrew Tribble, a Black female impersonator.
  15. Miss Florence Hines.

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1904
    Topics: Black people, LGBTQ+ theater, Male impersonators
    Subject: Florence Hines, Metropolitan Club, Sam T. Jack's Creole Burlesque Company, Vesta Tilley
    Description: Article in The Freeman about Florence Hines, a Black male impersonator.