Explore Roaring Twenties, Bustle, and more!

Explore related topics

Female impersonator Julian Eltinge in ‘The Crinolene Girl’, 1914.

Female impersonator Julian Eltinge in ‘The Crinolene Girl’,

Dan Leno

British postcard by Rotary photo, no. Leno in costume as Sister Ann(e) in the pantomime Bluebeard by J. Hickory Wood and Arthur Collins.

Victorian Drag - Boulton and Park as Stella and Fanny

The arresting case of two men in frilly frocks: FANNY AND STELLA: THE YOUNG MEN WHO SHOCKED VICTORIAN ENGLAND

Notorious transvestites who scandalized London in Fanny & Stella. The two men spent 4 months in jail awaiting trial. Despite the fact that their apartment had been under surveillance for a year, the prosecution case was weak and the men were acquitted.

Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth, with his daughter Edwina in 1864. #civilwar #johnwilkesbooth

*EDWIN BOOTH ~ one of the most popular Shakespearean actors of his day, and brother of Lincoln assassin, John Wilkes Booth, poses for this Civil War era CDV portrait with his daughter, Edwina.

The New York Public Library, c. 1905. This image interesting in that it shows Julian Eltinge (a popular female impersonator of the early 20th century) in both male and female dress simultaneously. Additionally, it advertises cold cream (a beauty product), reinforcing the idea of femininity through consumerism via its association with female impersonation.

One of hundreds of thousands of free digital items from The New York Public Library.

años 20

Bessie Love, American motion picture actress who achieved prominence mainly in the silent films and early talkies.

The New York Public Library, c. 1910. This photo shows Julian Eltinge, female impersonator, in undergarments, rather than fully dressed. It showcases Eltinge's attempt to achieve the popular s-curve silhouette of the period.

The New York Public Library, c. 1910. This photo shows Julian Eltinge, female impersonator, in undergarments, rather than fully dressed. It showcases Eltinge's attempt to achieve the popular s-curve silhouette of the period.

Pascal Sébah | 232. Dame turque chez elle | Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg | 1860–1883

Pascal Sébah | 232. Dame turque chez elle | Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg | 1860–1883

Pinterest
Search