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  1. Woodcut Anatomical Illustration of an Intersex Person

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1500
    Topics: Intersex, Medicalisation
  2. 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, Black LGBTQ+ people, 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, also known as Eleno de Céspedes, a native of Alama and resident in Ocaña (Toledo), slave and then free, trade weaver, tailor, hosier, soldier and surgeon, for...
  3. Glossographia

     
    Collection: Rare Books
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Blount, Thomas
    Date: 1656
    Topics: Transfemininity, Transitioning (Gender)
    Subject: Sir Thomas Browne
    Description: On the page with the signature Rr4v, the words "Transection" and "Transfeminate" are defined. Both terms are attributed to "Dr. Br." in reference to the physician and influential writer Sir Thomas ...
  4. Engraving of Androgynous Person

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1690
    Topics: Androgyny, Intersex people, Nude art
  5. A mechanical and critical enquiry into the nature of hermaphrodites

     
    Collection: Rare Books
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator: Parsons, James
    Date: 1741
    Topics: Intersex, Medicalisation
    Subject: Androgyni, Hans Sloane, The Royal Society of London
    Description: This scientific treatises on intersex people presents a historical and biological overview. While motivated by reductive understandings of bodies and reproducing objectifying understandings of inte...
  6. Gemmarum Series

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Mynde, James
    Date: 1745
    Topics: Androgyny, Intersex people, Nude art
    Description: Etching of Roman Empire era jewelry cameos. Figure II depicts a person with breasts and a penis with satyrs.
  7. 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...
  8. 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
  9. Chatham, Oct. 30

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator: Fleet, T.
    Date: Apr. 15, 1756
    Topics: Crossdressing, Sailors
  10. Newport, July, 30

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Jul. 30, 1764
    Topics: Clothing, Femininities, FtMs, Marriage, Masculinities, Transgender people, Warrant officers, Widowed people
    Subject: Deborah Lewis
  11. Remarkable Connection of Two Women

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: American Antiquarian Society
    Creator:
    Date: 1766
    Topics: Ethnic relations, Gender identity, LGBTQ+ lovers, LGBTQ+ relationships
    Subject: Mary East
  12. Chevalier d'--n producing his evidence

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1769
    Topics: Animals, Combat, Etching, Indigenous peoples, Politics, Wars
    Subject: Charles Genevieve Louis Auguste Andre Timothee d'Eon de Beaumont, Chevalier D'Eon
    Description: Two groups are depicted fighting, some in each group are depicted anthropomorphic animals.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. The Wife Turned Good-Man

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1770?
    Topics: Ballads, Farmers, Gender diversity, Gender role, LGBTQ+ poetry, LGBTQ+ relationships, Marriage, Wood-engraving
    Description: In four columns with the title and two woodcuts above the first two; there are dividing ornamental rules between the first and second as well as between the third and fourth columns.