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Portrait of Abigail Allen; Portrait of the Female Husband!

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Captions below images read: "Portrait of Abigail Allen, Wife to the pretended James Allen, she resided with her Associate for more than 21 years, ignorant of her real sex! and what is more astonishing, kept the secret of her injuries inviolable to the last...proving, incontestably, that a woman can keep a secret." "Portrait of the Female Husband! who, under the assumed name of "James Allen" was married for 21 Years without once disclosing her sex...she resided and earned her living as a lawyer, at Redriffe, where she was killed, Jan. 13th 1829."

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Identifier
tt44pn04x
Collection
Art Works
Institution
Yale University Libraries
Publisher
I.S. Thomas
Date Issued
1829?
Dates Covered
Jan. 13, 1829
circa 1829
Genre
Art
Subject(s)
Abigail Allen
James Allen
Places
England > Greater London > London
Topic(s)
Drawings
Gender diversity
Marriage
Married people
Passing (gender)
Stealth (Transgender)
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 print : lithograph on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 22.3 x 33 cm
Language
English
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