Postcards of female and male impersonators and cross-dressing, circa 1900-1930.

Collection Number: 7778

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Postcards of female and male impersonators and cross-dressing, circa 1900-1930.
Collection Number:
7778
Creator:
Gerard, Koskovich
Quantity:
380 items.
Forms of Material:
Postcards, Photographs
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Postcards portraying cross-dressing and female and male impersonators in France, Sweden, Austria, Spain, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Italy, and Romania. Postcards include photographic and photomechanical prints, some hand-colored. All are printed between circa 1900 and 1930 and depict performers on amateur, café-concert, music-hall, and legitimate stages at the high-point of cross-dressing as a form of entertainment. Many depict gallant visual narratives of women being wooed by other women dressed as men. Additional postcards include humorous images, popular genre narratives, promotional portraits of theatrical and music-hall male and female impersonators, as well as World War I POW camp theatrical productions. Two postcards are credited to female photographers, Ilse Magenmiller (German) and Jessie Westbrook (American). Sets of postcards depict narrative sequences, including Joan of Arc, Les Cerises, Chasé-croisé, Idylle à Trianon, and Une Amourette Louis XV. One such sequence, Pierrot et Columbine (circa 1900), portrays a sexual ending with Columbine represented nude (in a pink body suit). Male and female impersonators featured include Robert Bertin, Jeanne Bloch, Leopoldo Fregoli, Monte Verdi, Louis Vernassier, Sarah Bernhardt, Gaby Deslys, John Graffton, Betti Kuhn, Hetty King, Zena Dare, Vesta Tilley, Winifred Ward, and Huntley Wright, among others.
Language:
Collection material in English, French


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Postcards portraying cross-dressing and female and male impersonators in France, Sweden, Austria, Spain, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Italy, and Romania. Postcards include photographic and photomechanical prints, some hand-colored. All are printed between circa 1900 and 1930 and depict performers on amateur, café-concert, music-hall, and legitimate stages at the high-point of cross-dressing as a form of entertainment. Many depict gallant visual narratives of women being wooed by other women dressed as men. Additional postcards include humorous images, popular genre narratives, promotional portraits of theatrical and music-hall male and female impersonators, as well as World War I POW camp theatrical productions. Two postcards are credited to female photographers, Ilse Magenmiller (German) and Jessie Westbrook (American). Sets of postcards depict narrative sequences, including Joan of Arc, Les Cerises, Chasé-croisé, Idylle à Trianon, and Une Amourette Louis XV. One such sequence, Pierrot et Columbine (circa 1900), portrays a sexual ending with Columbine represented nude (in a pink body suit). Male and female impersonators featured include Robert Bertin, Jeanne Bloch, Leopoldo Fregoli, Monte Verdi, Louis Vernassier, Sarah Bernhardt, Gaby Deslys, John Graffton, Betti Kuhn, Hetty King, Zena Dare, Vesta Tilley, Winifred Ward, and Huntley Wright, among others.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Koskovich, Gerard,
Bertin, Robert.
Bloch, Jeanne.
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923
Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431
Bertin, Robert
Bloch, Jeanne

Subjects:
Gender identity -- Europe
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- Europe.
Sex in popular culture -- Europe
Lesbian couples -- Europe
Courtship -- Europe
Theater -- Europe
Transvestism -- Europe
Transvestites -- Europe.
Breeches parts -- Europe.
Male impersonators
Female impersonators
Women peasants -- Europe.
Cross-dressers
Manners and customs
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)
Sex in popular culture
Theater
Cross-dressing
Cross-dressers

Places:
Austria.
Belgium.
Europe.
France.
Germany.
Great Britain.
Italy.
Spain.
Romania.
United States.
France

Form and Genre Terms:
Postcards.
Gelatin silver prints
Collotypes (prints)
Relief halftones (prints)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Postcards of female and male impersonators and cross-dressing, #7778. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

NOTES

Collecting Program: Human Sexuality Collection.
"Female impersonator" means the individual doing the impersonating is male and "male impersonator" means the individual doing the impersonating is female.
SERIES LIST

Series I. France
Series II. Sweden
Series III. Austria
Series IV. Belgium
Series V. Spain
Series VI. United Kingdom
Series VII. Germany
Series VIII. United States
Series IX. Italy
Series X. Romania

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 1900-1925
Notes included in the scope and content for this series come from the collector. More of the collector's notes are available upon request.
France
Box 1
Music Hall, Theater and Film
Box 1 Folder 1
Albertin celebre imitateur
1
1910
14.2 x 9.3 cm
Blank verso.
Albertin
Female impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 1 Folder 1
Arigon - Imitateur
2
1910
14 x 9.2 cm
Full color. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Arigon
Female impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 1 Folder 1
Poilu's-Park, La Grande Divette
3
1915
Creator: Lavaux, V.
Creator: Luce
14 x 9.2 cm
Divided verso.
French World War I soldier posed outdoors wearing a female gypsy costume. Black rubber-stamp impression on verso: "Collection J.F.M.
Bert-Gyll
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 1
Poilu's-Park, Les Poilus Bert-Gyll et Mezy duettistes a transformations
4
1915
Creator: Lavaux, V.
Creator: Luce
14 x 9.1 cm
Inscribed.
Costumes de la Maison Granier. The two cards offered here represent Poilu's Park, an amusement park for French and allied soldiers that operated from 1915 to 1916 in Commercy.
Bert-Gyll
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 2
Bertin - Imitant la Tortojada
5
1907
14 x 9.1 cm
Divided verso.
Bertin, Robert
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 2
Monsieur R. Bertin - Imitant Miss Clotilde Alegria, tireuse mexicaine
6
1907
14.4 x 9.2 cm
Divided verso.
Bertin, Robert
Female impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 1 Folder 2
Monsieur R. Bertin dans son Imitation de Miette
7
1900
13.9 x 9 cm
Applied color
Bertin, Robert
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 2
Monsieur R. Bertin - Imitant Yvette Guilbert
8
1907
14.3 x 9.2 cm
Divided verso.
Photographer's name partially legible (reproduction of embossing on original photo). Notice printed full width indicating "Certains les pays étrangers n'acceptant pas la correspondance au recto se renseigner à la Poste.”
Bertin, Robert
Female impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 1 Folder 2
Mr Bertin - Imitation de Yvette Guilbert
9
1907
Creator: Bioletto, J.
14.3 x 9 cm
Divided verso.
Bertin, Robert
Lyon, France
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 2
Mr. Bertin - Imitation de Mlle Foscolo exentrique
10
1907
Creator: Bioletto, J.
14.3 x 9 cm
Bertin, Robert
Lyon, France
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 2
Mr Bertin - Imitation de Mme Yvette Guilbert genre Pompadour
11
1907
Creator: Bioletto, J.
14.3 x 9 cm
Divided verso.
Bertin, Robert
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 2
Mr. Bertin - Imitation de la Belle Otero
12
1907
Creator: Bioletto, J.
14.3 x 9 cm
Divided verso.
Bertin, Robert
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 2
Monsieur R. Bertin dans son Imitation de l'Excentrique "Polaire"
13
1904
14 x 9.2 cm
Applied color. Undivided verso. Inscribed.
Bertin, Robert
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 2
Monsieur R. Bertin - Imitant "La Tortojada"
14
1904
14.1 x 9 cm
Applied color. Undivided verso. Inscribed.
Bertin, Robert
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 2
Mr. Bertin
15
1910
Creator: Espiugas, A.
13.7 x 9 cm
Divided verso.
Bertin, Robert
Barcelona, Spain
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 3
Jeanne Bloch
16
1910
Creator: Buger et Bert
13.9 x 8.8 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
A comic actress who played both female and male roles in music-hall revues; dressed as a portly, gray-haired, bearded gentleman looking like then President of the French Republic, Armand Fallières. Card No. 308.
Bloch, Jeanne
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 3
M. Defreyn (Sarah Yacco)
17
1903
Creator: Dupont, G.
Creator: Le Carnet Mondain
13.8 x 9
Inscribed.
An operetta star who later developed a recording and film career. In the postcard offered here, Defreyn imitates Sadda Yacco (Kawakami Sadayakko; 1871-1946), a Japanese kabuki artist who performed to audiences in Paris at the turn of the 20th century.
Defreyn, Henri, 1878-1948
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 3
Mr D'Hernonville
18
1904
14 x 9.1 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
A noted music-hall performer who portrayed a series of female singing and speaking roles.
D'Hernonville
Female impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 1 Folder 3
Mr. D'Hernonville imitateur
19
1904
Creator: Guilleminot, R.
Creator: Boespflug et Cie
14 x 9.1 cm
Divided verso
On verso: Logo of a bridled horse head framed in a horseshoe.
D'Hernonville
Paris, France
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 3
Yvette Dolly
20
1924
14 x 9.1 cm
Toned. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Inscription: Moulin Rouge Paris 27/11/24 / A Myriam mon / bon souvenir / Dolly. Black rubber-stamp impression on verso: Collection J.F.M.
Dolly, Yvette
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 3
Florin Imitateur
21
1910
Creator: Martin, Louis
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso
Florin
Paris, France
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 3
Florin Imitateur
22
1910
Creator: Martin, Louis
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso
Florin
Paris, France
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 3
Florin Imitateur
23
1910
Creator: Martin, Louis
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso
Florin
Paris, France
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 3
Fregoli nella Mimi
24
1902
Creator: Garzinie e Pezzini
9.1 x 13.5 cm
An internationally renowned Italian quick-change artist, Fregoli both sang and acted 20 or more characters in each of his shows. He made his first splash on the Parisian stage in 1900 and subsequently presented shows in the French capital that ran for up to a year. This card presents vignettes showing poses and costumes from Fregoli's show Mimi.
Fregoli, Leopoldo, 1867-1936
Milan, Italy
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 3
Fregoli nell Eldorado
25
1902
Creator: Garzinie e Pezzini
9.1 x 14.1 cm
An internationally renowned Italian quick-change artist, Fregoli both sang and acted 20 or more characters in each of his shows. He made his first splash on the Parisian stage in 1900 and subsequently presented shows in the French capital that ran for up to a year. This card presents vignettes showing poses and costumes from Fregoli's show Eldorado.
Fregoli, Leopoldo, 1867-1936
Milan, Italy
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 4
Cricket on the Hearth
26
1910
8.8 x 13.8 cm
Toned. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Based on the indication of the roles noted on the verso, the actors are appearing in a play based on the Charles Dickens novella The Cricket on the Hearth.On verso: Logo of a bridled horse head framed in a horse­shoe. Pale blue rubber-stamp impression on verso giving name and city of publisher.
Melun, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 4
Marthis??
27
1910
Creator: Martin, Louis
14 x 9 cm
Marthis
Paris, France
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 4
Maurice homme protee
28
1907
14.1 x 9.3 cm
Divided verso.
Maurice
Female impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 1 Folder 4
Maurice l'homme protee
29
1910
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso.
Maurice
Marseille, France
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 4
Novelty's imitateur a transformations
30
1915
14 x 9.1 cm
Divided verso.
Full length photo of a man in showgirl dress; vignette headshot of same performer in white tie.
Female impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 1 Folder 4
M. de Sternac dans son imitation de Mme Yvette Guilbert
31
1907
Creator: Le Ray, Cliché
Creator: Imprimeries Reunies
14.2 x 9.1 cm
Divided verso.
Sternac, Fernand de
Nancy, France
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 4
M. de Sternac dans son imitation de Mme Sada Yacco
32
1907
Creator: Le Ray, Cliché
Creator: Imprimeries Reunies
14.1 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Sternac, Fernand de
Nancy, France
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 4
Monte Verdi
33
1920
Creator: Boisdon, Maurice
14 x 9 cm
Inscribed.
Photographer Maurice Boisdon specialized in theatrical and circus performers, cityscapes and landscapes.
Verdi, Monte
Paris, France
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 4
Monte Verdi
34
1920
Creator: Boisdon, Maurice
14 x 9 cm
Toned. Inscribed.
Inscription: Du 18e au 20e Siecle.
Verdi, Monte
Paris, France
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 4
Louis Vernassier, l'homme protée musical dans son Travesti-dame
35
1900
Creator: Reutlinger
14.1 x 9.1 cm
Undivided verso.
Vernassier, Louis
Female impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 1 Folder 4
Louis Vernassier, l'homme protée musical excentrique dans son travesti-dame jouant
36
1907
14.2 x 9.2 cm
Divided verso.
Vernassier, Louis
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 4
Louis Vernassier protée musical excentrique dans son travesti-dame
37
1910
9.2 x 14 cm
Divided verso.
Inscription: Written in black ink: Mes remerciements. Black rubber-stamp impression of signature: Vernassier L. Paired portaits of Vernassier in men's clothing and in costume as grand dame. Rubber stamp on verso: "Collection J.F.M. Inscribed.
Vernassier, Louis
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 10
Couple with fan and top hat
81
1900
14 x 9 cm
Applied color
A promotional photo for a music-hall act. The only postcard in the collection that features performers of color. Publisher's monogram on recto.
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 10
M.R. Bertin - Le Celebre Imitateur Francais
84
1907
Creator: Bauer Marchet et Cie
14 x 9 cm
Varnished. Divided verso.
Publisher's name indicated in circular black rubberstamp impression on recto.
Bertin, Robert
Dijon, France
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 10
Bertin
85
1900
14.2 x 9 cm
Applied color. Undivided verso.
Bertin, Robert
Barcelona, Spain
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 10
M.R. Bertin - Imitation de Mme Yvette Guilbert
86
1907
Creator: Bauer Marchet et Cie
14.2 x 9 cm
Varnished. Divided verso.
Publisher's name indicated in circular black rubberstamp impression on recto.
Bertin, Robert
Dijon, France
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 10
M.R. Bertin - Imitation de Mlle Lydia
87
1907
Creator: Bauer Marchet et Cie
14.2 x 9 cm
Divided verso.
Publisher's name indicated in circular black rubberstamp impression on recto.
Bertin, Robert
Dijon, France
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 10
M.R. Bertin - Imitation de Mme Ouvrard
88
1907
Creator: Bauer Marchet et Cie
14.3 x 9.3 cm
Varnished. Divided verso.
Bertin, Robert
Dijon, France
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 10
Monsieur (et non Mademoiselle!) Thon Lind
89
1927
Creator: Alferocca
14 x 9 cm
Stamped and mailed in France.
Lind, Thon
Terni, Italy
Female impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 1 Folder 10
M. Pol Simon - dans ses repaides transformations
90
1904
Creator: Imp. M. Massenet
14.1 x 9.1 cm
Divided verso.
Simon, Pol
Chatillon, France
Female impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 1 Folder 10
La Tolosa
91
1910
14.1 x 9.6 cm
Divided verso.
La Tolosa
Female impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 1 Folder 10
Louis Vernassier - l'homme protee musical excentrique dans ses Travesti-Dame
92
1910
9.2 x 14 cm
Divided verso.
Montage of three portraits of Vernassier showing his transformation from middle-aged man to grand dame.
Vernassier, Louis
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 10
Louis Vernassier - l'homme protee musical dans son Travesti Dame
93
1905
Creator: Riviere, R.
14 x 9.1 cm
Vernassier was a popular music-hall performer.
Vernassier, Louis
Angers, France
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 10
Louis Vernassier - l'homme protee musical dans son Travesti Dame
94
1910
Creator: Riviere, R.
14 x 9.1 cm
Inscribed.
Louis Vernassier had a long and prolific career as a music-hall female impersonator whose act involved playing numerous musical instruments (this postcard lists 12 different ones, plus "tous les instruments excentriques").
Vernassier, Louis
Angers, France
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 11
L'Aiglon - Mme Sarah Bernhardt - Scene de Wagram
95
1902
14.1 x 9.1 cm
Undivided verso.
Inscription: Addressed to Mlle Marguerite Beaujean. Black-and-white reproduction of a watercolor illustration signed Espinasse. Sarah Bernhardt appearing in one of her most celebrated trouser roles as the son of Napoleon in La Aiglon (1900) by playwright Edmond Rostand, who wrote the role for her.
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 11
Jeanne Bloch, dans Armand' retour de Londres
96
1910
14.6 x 9 cm
Divided verso.
Comic actor and singer Jeanne Bloch dressed as a portly, bearded man wearing a top hat and carrying a cane. Inscription at upper left on the recto indicates that Bloch was appearing at La Scala, a music hall in Paris open from 1874 to 1936.
Bloch, Jeanne
Male impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 1 Folder 11
Odeon - Clara Faurens
97
1905
14.1 x 9 cm
Divided verso.
Stage and silent-film actor Clara Faurens appearing at the Theatre de la'Odeon (Paris) in the role of Pierrot, the commedia della arte stock figure of the lovesick clown. Inscribed verso: Brief note to Jeanne Gorno signed E. Hacquet.
Faurens, Clara
Male impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 1 Folder 11
Chavarny
98
1904
14.3 x 9.2 cm
Applied color
Performer dressed as an 18th-century male aristocrat in a beribboned outfit and an enormous feathered cavalier hat. Inscription at upper left on the photo indicates that Mlle. Chavarny appeared at La Scala, a music hall in the 10th arrondissement of Paris open from 1874 to 1936 where many of the grand stars of the era appeared. Addressed to Isabelle Garon; signature of sender illegible.
Chavarney
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 11
Declos Gaity
99
1903
14.2 x 9.1 cm
Applied color
Inscription: "Addressed to Clara (?) Boissier. inscription at upper right on the recto indicates that Mlle. Declos and Mlle. Gaity appeared at La Cigale, a music hall on the Place Pigalle in Paris that opened in 1887.
Declos and Gaity
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 11
Defrance
100
1904
14.2 x 9.3 cm
Applied color
Inscription: "Addressed to Isabelle Garon; signature of sender illegible." Performer dressed as an 18th-century male aristocrat. Inscription at upper left on the photo indicates that Mlle. Defrance appeared at La Scala, a music hall in the 10th arrondissement of Paris open from 1874 to 1936 where many of the grand stars of the era appeared.
Defrance
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 11
Theatre des Varietes. Barbe Bleue
101
1900
Creator: Paul Boyer
14 x 9 cm
Applied color
Addressed to Rose Bounias; brief message on recto signed P. Paul. Actress dressed as a 17th-century cavalier, likely in the role of one of the brothers in a production of Jacques Offenbach's opera-bouffe Barbe-Bleue (1866).
Mlle Noray
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 11
Liseron Parisiana
102
1915
14.2 x 9.1 cm
Applied color
Liseron
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 3
Sarah Bernhardt
214
1902
14 x 9 cm
Inscribed. Undivided verso.
Bernhardt as the son of Napoleon in L'Aiglon. Undivided verso. Publisher initials S.I.P. on recto.
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 3
Sarah Bernhardt
215
1904
14 x 9 cm
Inscribed. Undivided verso.
Bernhardt as the son of Napoleon in L'Aiglon. Undivided verso. Publisher initials S.I.P. on recto.
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 3
Sarah Bernhardt
216
1904
14 x 9 cm
Inscribed. Undivided verso.
Bernhardt as the son of Napoleon in L'Aiglon. Undivided verso. Publisher initials S.I.P. on recto.
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 3
Sarah Bernhardt dans L'Aiglon
217
1900
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Divided verso.
Divided verso.
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 3
Sarah Bernhardt
218
1905
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Inscribed. Divided verso.
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 3
Sarah Bernhardt dans L'Aiglon
219
1903
Creator: Boyer et Bert
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso.
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 4
de Brives (Varietes)
220
1905
Creator: Cautin et Berger
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
De Brives, Gabrielle, 1883-1974
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 2 Folder 4
Theatre Marigny - Deslys
221
1905
Creator: Walery
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Gaby Deslys wearing the costume of a 17th-century male aristocrat.
Deslys, Gaby, 1881-1920
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 4
Miss Gaby Deslys
222
1915
Creator: Record Press
Creator: J. Beagels and Co., Ltd.
14 x 9 cm
Signed. Divided verso.
Gaby Deslys dressed in men's evening wear. The image was produced as a promotion for Deslys' appearing in London in Rosy Rapture, a one-act play by J.M. Barrie.
Deslys, Gaby, 1881-1920
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 4
Marise Fairy
223
1910
Creator: Walery
14 x 9 cm
Inscribed by performer. Divided verso.
Marise Fairy in the role of Buster Brown from the Revue de Marigny, a music-hall show presented at the Theatre de Marigny in Paris.
Fairy, Marise
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 4
The French Fregoli Emile Grandsart "Original Transformist"
224
1900
Creator: Marteau, Ernest
Music-hall protean performer Emile Grandsart, whose act involved costume quick-changes into both female and male characters.
Grandsart, Emile
Female impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 2 Folder 5
Monsieur D'Hernonville, le Merveilleux Protee Feminin
225
1910
14.7 x 9.8 cm
Inscribed. Divided verso.
Monsieur D'Hernonville
Female impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 2 Folder 5
Minouche
226
1955
Creator: Koruna, Paul
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Studio shot of Minouche, one of the stars of Madame Arthur, a leading female-impersonation cabaret of Paris in the 1950s and 1960s. In this photograph, Minouche, who was white, impersonates a black performer in the style of Eartha Kitt.
Minouche
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 5
Female impersonator carrying jug
227
1910
14 x 9 cm
Signed. Divided verso.
Olganny
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 5
Zambelli et Mante
228
1906
Creator: Boyer, Paul
14 x 9 cm
Inscribed. Divided verso.
Male impersonator and female dancer dressed in 17th-century costume.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 5
Male impersonator in bowler hat and woman in dress
229
1910
Creator: Walery
14 x 9 cm
Inscribed. Divided verso.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 5
A travers les coulisses
230
1925
Creator: Paris sur Scene
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Female impersonator as a showgirl in her dress room.
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 5
Male impersonator in men's evening wear and earrings
231
1929
14 x 9 cm
Inscribed. Divided verso.
Halterstein, Lydia
Dresden, Germany
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2
Troops and POW shows, WWI
Box 2 Folder 16
La Grande Guerre
292
1915
Creator: L'Abeille
9 x 14 cm
Divided verso. Not inscribed.
Paris, France
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 16
Poilu's Park
293
1915
Creator: Lavaux, V.
Creator: Luce Editeur
9 x 14 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Inscription includes reference to the type of performance shown on the postcard.
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1
Gallant scenes
Box 1 Folder 5
Les Soeurs Mante de l'Opera
39
1907
13.9 x 8.9 cm
Applied color. Divided verso.
Suzanne and Blanche Mante, lead dancers for the Opera de Paris, enact a variation of an 18th-century galant scene.
Mante, Suzanne
Mante, Blanche
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 5
La Matchiche
40-41
1908
Creator: Stebbing
Creator: Kunzli Freres Editeurs
14 x 9.1 cm
Applied color. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Set of two postcards portraying the De Tender sisters, both music-hall performers. Alice de Tender appeared at the Folies-Bergere, the Eldorado and the Moulin Rouge; she also appeared in silent films, including the feature La Veuve Joyeuse (1913) and a number of shorts. "La Matchiche"was a popular song debuted in a music-hall show in 1902; the painter Kees van Dongen borrowed the title for a 1904 oil representing dancers at the bal populaire Le Moulin de la Galette (collection of the Musee d'Art Moderne de Troyes).
Tender, Fanny de
Tender, Alice de
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 5
Estudiantina
42-44
1907
Creator: Stebbing
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Divided verso.
Series of three postcards.
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 5
Amours Champetres
45
1907
Creator: Walery
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Divided verso.
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 5
On ne passe pas
46
1903
Creator: Kunzli Freres Editeurs
14.2 x 9.2 cm
Applied color. Undivided verso. Inscribed.
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 5
Je suis épris de toi
47
1907
14.2 x 9.2 cm
Applied color. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 6
Les Cerises
48-57
1900
Creator: Kunzli Freres Editeurs
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Undivided verso.
Set of 10 cards with photo narrative of an 18th-century seduction scene. Originally in a die-cut holder, they are now housed individually in mylar sleeves.
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 6
Ma belle Marquise
58-59
1910
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Set of 2 cards with photo narrative of an 18th-century seduction scene. Series no. 1549.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 7
An officer and an aristocrat
60-63
1900
14.2 x 9.2 cm
Applied color. Divided verso.
Set of 4 cards with photo narrative of an 18th-century seduction scene. Series no. 525.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 7
Idylle a Trianon
64-66
1902
Creator: Manuel, Henri (1874-1947)
14 x 9 cm
Applied color
Same series depicted in cards 320-328.
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 7
Amourette Louis XV
67-68
1905
14.2 x 9.1 cm
Inscribed.
Set of two postcards with photo narrative of an 18th-century seduction scene. Same images in cards 147-148. Same series depicted in cards 146-150 and 310.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 8
Fanluchette et Godichon
69-78
1904
Creator: Walery
Creator: Piprot
14 x 9.1 cm
Applied color. Undivided verso. Inscribed.
Full set of 10 cards with photo narrative of an early 19th-century seduction scene. Postcards numbered 1-10, each with a one- to two-sentence narrative.
Originally mounted in a trifold cardstock holder imprinted with an art nouveau foliage pattern. The cards were removable, held in corner slots. Cards are currently housed in individual sleeves.
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 10
L'Abbe, les fiances
82-83
1905
14 x 9 cm
Same series depicted in cards 311-313.
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 12
Aristocrat and Flower Girl
103
1911
Creator: Edit. d’Art
14.2 x 9.2 cm
Applied color. Divided verso.
Eighteenth-century seduction scene: woman dressed as a male aristocrat woos a peasant-girl flower-seller against a studio backdrop of a sylvan scene.
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 12
Violinist
104
1900
14.1 x 9.1 cm
Applied color
Inscription: "Addressed to Mlle Fanny Grollier. Brief note at lower margin of recto signed Melanie B."
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 12
1er Avril
105
1905
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso.
Series of 2 April Fool’s Day (“poisson d’avril”) postcards. A doggerel verse printed on the recto of each refers to the pair in the photo as “ces marquis gracieux.”
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 12
1er Avril
106
1905
14 x 9.2 cm
Applied color. Undivided verso.
Series of two April Fool's Day postcards. A doggerel verse printed on the recto of each refers to the pair in the photo as "ces marquis gracieux".
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 12
Chasse-croise
107-111
1900
9.1 x 14.2 cm
5 postcards
Applied color
Series of 5 postcards number I through V showing an 18th century picnic. The series is highly unusual as the only postcards of the genre documented to date that represent a cross-dressed woman and a man dressed as a man both portraying male roles. Inscription: "Addressed to Mesdemoiselles Bonnet; signed on recto of each card: Henriette."
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 13
Aristocrat and a country girl
112-117
Postmarked
Creator: Stebbing
Creator: Kunzli Freres Editeurs
14.2 x 9 cm
Applied color. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Captioned: Le Droit de passage, L'Invitation, Le Beau raisin, Le Goiter, and La Declaration. Same series depicted in cards 329-330.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 13
L'invitation
113, 115-117
1903
Creator: Stebbing
Creator: Kunzli Freres Editeurs
14.2 x 9 cm
Applied color. Divided verso.
Set of four cards with photo narrative of an 18th-century seduction scene. Male impersonator as aristocrat woos a female country girl encountered on a footbridge. The captions recount the tale: “Le Droit de passage,” “L’Invitation,” “Le Beau raisin,” “Le Goûter,” “La Déclaration.” Notice printed full width indicating “Carte Postale. Tous le pays étrangers n’acceptent pas la correspondence au recto (se renseigner à la poste). Inscription: "Series of love notes addressed to a woman named Albertine Frémoul from a man identifying himself as “votre fiancé” (signature partially illegible: “G. Rammeno...”
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 13
L'invitation
114
1900
Creator: Stebbing
Creator: Kunzli Freres Editeurs
14.2 x 9 cm
Applied color. Undivided verso. Inscribed.
Variant edition of L'Invitation.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 13
Idylle a trianon
118-120
1902
Creator: Manuel, Henri (1874-1947)
13.8 x 9.2 cm
3 postcards
Applied color. Undivided verso.
Set of three cards with photo narrative of an 18th-century seduction scene. Male impersonator as officer invites a female aristocrat to dance in a studio-set salon. Numbered I, II and X.
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 13
Il m'aime, Un peu, Beaucoup
121-123
1905
Creator: Stebbing
Creator: Kunzli Freres Editeurs
13.9 x 9 cm
Applied color
Series of three postcards of a woman dressed in late 18th-century officer's wear reacting to declarations from a woman in a dress and flowered hat. The woman is reciting the traditional French equivalent of “he loves me, he loves me not” while plucking petals from a flower. Cards numbered I, II and III. Each postcard after the first has a rhyming couplet as a caption on the recto.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 14
Le Marquis Amoureux
124-128
1904
14 x 9.3 cm
Applied color
Complete series of five postcards showing a woman dressed as an 18th-century marquis courting another woman dressed as a female aristocrat, ending with a scene of the marquis stealing a kiss.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 14
Shepard and shepardess
129-134
1906
14 x 9.2 cm
6 postcards
Applied color. Divided verso.
Complete series of six postcards showing a young woman dressed as an 18th-century shepherd having a lover's spat with a young woman dressed as a shepherdess. Each postcard has one line of a six-line verse offering the dialogue of the lovers.
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 15
Aristocrat courting
135-139
1902
Creator: Walery
14.1 x 9 cm
5 postcards
Applied color
Complete series of five postcards showing a woman dressed as an 18th-century male aristocrat who pays court to a woman in a flowered dress and with flowers in her hair. All the scenes are set against a blank studio backdrop.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 15
Egg
140-145
1903
13.9 x 9.2 cm
6 postcards
Complete series of six postcards showing an enormous egg in front of a painted backdrop of a bucolic landscape. Over the series, the egg opens into left and right halves to reveal a woman dressed as an 18th-century male aristocrat who pays court to a woman dressed as a female aristocrat. Postmarks show the cards were mailed successively during the course of two months, with a message on the final one in the photo-narrative stating, “Thanks, this is the last one.” The dates and inscription suggest how such series were sometimes used to sustain interest in a friendly correspondence over time. Postage stamp and postmark on one corner on verso of each card. Curved impression to corners of cards indicating the set was once place in a die-cut postcard holder. Inscription: "Addressed to Mademoiselle A. Lefort; signed on recto of each card: five signed G.M.; one signed Germaine. Brief message on lower right corner of recto of each card, two in English, the rest in French. Message on lastmailed card indicates “Merci, c’est la dernière.”
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 15
Amourette Louis XV
146-150
1905
14 x 9 cm
Applied color
Set of five postcards with a photo narrative of an 18th-century seduction scene involving a marquis and marquise. Each card includes a brief caption on near lower margin of the recto with a line of dialog. The first scene shows the female aristocrat seated by herself reading a book; the male aristocrat arrives and ultimately persuades her in the final scene. Same series depicted in cards 67-68 and 310.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 15
Amoureux Viennois
151
1905
14.2 x 8.8 cm
One postcard (no. 3) from a series of unknown length representing a woman dressed as a male officer in a braided uniform. The officer kisses the hand of a seated woman wearing a braided dress designed to echo the uniform.
Nancy, France
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 15
Pierrette et Polichinelle
152
1900
Creator: Manuel, Henri (1874-1947)
Creator: A. Bergeret et Cie.
9 x 14.2 cm
Undivided verso. Inscribed.
Same series depicted in cards 333-335.
Nancy, France
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 19
Amourette Louis XV
310
1905
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Undivided verso. Inscribed.
Same image in card 149. Same series depicted in cards 67-68, and 146-150.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 19
L'Abbe, les fiances
311-312
1905
14 x 9 cm
2 postcards
Applied color. Divided verso. No inscription.
Same series depicted in cards 82-83 and 313.
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 19
L'Abbe, les fiances
313
1904
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Same series depicted in cards 82-83 and 311-312.
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 19
Notre amour cherchait le mystere
314
1907
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Same characters and setting as portrayed in card 315.
Male impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 2 Folder 19
Ce petit coin tranquille
315
1905
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Same characters and setting as portrayed in card 314.
Male impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 2 Folder 19
Colin et Jeannette
316-317
1905
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Divided verso. No inscription.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 19
Le Galant Gondolier
318
1904
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Undivided verso. Inscribed.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 19
Hotel du Chariot d'Or
319
1904
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Undivided verso. Inscribed.
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 20
Idylle a Trianon
320-328
1902
Creator: Manuel, Henri (1874-1947)
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Undivided verso. Inscribed.
Same series depicted in cards 64-66.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 21
Aristocrat and a country girl
329-330
1905
Creator: Stebbing
Creator: Kunzli Freres Editeurs
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Inscribed.
Captioned: L'Invitation and La Declaration. Same series depicted in cards 112-117.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 21
Le Petit Colporteur
331-332
1905
Creator: Stebbing
Creator: Kunzli Freres Editeurs
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Undivided verso. Inscribed.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 21
Pierrette et Polichinelle
333-335
1900
Creator: Manuel, Henri (1874-1947)
9 x 14 cm
Undivided verso. Inscribed.
Same series depicted in card 152.
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 22
Pierrot et Columbine
336-339
1900
9 x 14 cm
Undivided verso. No inscription.
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 23
Le Petit Polichinelle
340-344
1908
Creator: Walery
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 23
La ronde du garde champetre
345
1904
14 x 9 cm
Undivided verso. Inscribed.
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1
Humor
Box 1 Folder 9
Illusion's perdues
79
1920
13.8 x 8.7 cm
After engraving. Divided verso.
Reproduction of a line-drawing caricature: Female impersonator undressing revealed to be a skinny man.
Female impersonator
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 9
La plus serieuse des Lorientaises
80
1917
Creator: Arnaud et Nozais
14 x 9
Inscribed.
Mustachioed man dressed as a peasant woman carrying a basket and an umbrella.
Nantes, France
Female impersonator
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 16
Bergere et Berger
153-154
Postmarked
14.2 x 9 cm
Series of two comic postcards of a shepherdess and a shepherd.
Male impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 1 Folder 16
Bonne Annee
155
1930
13.7 x 8.8 cm
Applied color. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Studio photo of a garconne, the French new young women of the 1920s who appropriated a variety of masculine privileges. Includes personal message about health issues, life troubles, hopes to see friend in the coming year."
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 16
Bonne Annee
156
1907
14.2 x 9.3 cm
Applied color. Divided verso.
Woman dressed as a mailman in front of a studio backdrop of a village gate. Divided verso. Publisher given as E.N., card number as 8179. Personal message addressed to “Chère amie” (Félice Pinty) signed Marguerite." Inscription: "New year’s greetings to “Ma chère Henriette” at Castle Hall School in Northampton, England; signed “Ton amie qui t’embrasse, Jeanne Lambert”
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 16
Bonne Annee
157
1913
14.2 x 9.3 cm
Applied color. Divided verso.
Woman dressed as a mailman in front of a studio backdrop of a village gate. Same model, costume and set as preceding card, but differing pose. Holding mail.
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 16
Bonne Annee
158
1909
14.2 x 9.3 cm
Applied color. Divided verso.
Woman dressed as a mailman in front of a studio backdrop of a village gate. Same model, costume and set as preceding card, but differing pose. Holding flowers.
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 16
Bonne Annee
159
1909
14.2 x 9.3 cm
Applied color. Divided verso.
Woman dressed as a mailman seen through a painted frame illustrating letters and a mail-carrying case.
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 16
Cleodinerie
160
1903
Creator: A. Bergeret et Cie
14.1 x 9 cm
Female impersonator wearing a wig, pearls and a flowered tutu posing as a ballerina with arms in fifth position. The card is a spoof of the celebrated dancer and demimondaine Cléo de Mérode (1875–1966). A doggerel verse printed in red on the recto refers to the dancer's charms as designed to "captiver un prince."
Female impersonator
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 16
Mademoiselle, ecoutez-moi donc!
161-166
1910
13.8 x 8.6 cm
6 postcards
Divided verso.
Complete series of six postcards showing a amle impersonator approaching a young woman and convincing her to learn how to ride the young man's bicycle. The narrative takes place in front of a painted studio backdrop of a Paris city scene. Each card includes a snippet of dialog between the two characters; the woman identifies herself in one as an “ouvrière dans une grande maison de Modes de la Rue de la Paix.” Imprinted “a utiliser seulement dans le régime intérieur (FRANCE, ALGERIE et TUNISIE).”
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 17
La bretagne pittoresque - la plus belle fille de Pont-Aven
167
1915
Creator: A. Waron
13.9 x 9 cm
Female impersonator with gray hair and handlebar moustache dressed in the traditional garb of a woman from Brittany, including a bigouden (starched lace headdress), and with a market basket on one arm and an umbrella under the other. Addressed to Monsieur Dumont; signed Horace (?). Message refers teasingly to representation of gender on postcard.
Saint-Brieuc, France
Female impersonator
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 17
Costumes poitevins
168
1909
14 x 8.8 cm
Addressed to Mademoiselle Gratecap. Depicts couple dressed in traditional garb of the Poitou region on the west coast of France.
Niort, France
Female impersonator
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 17
Les deux gosses
169-171
1910
14.1 x 9 cm
3 postcards
Applied color
Three postcards (nos. 2, 3 and 4) from a series of unknown length recounting episodes adapted from the melodramatic novel Les Deux gosses (Jules Rouff et Cie., 1880) by the popular author and playwright Pierre Decourcelle (1856-1926). The "two kids" of the title are Fanfan, the son of a diplomat carted off and raised by a married pair of petty criminals, and Claudinet, the ragged natural son of the couple. Decourcelle subsequently adapted the novel as a drama; in an 1896 production at the Theatre de l'Ambigu in Paris, the characters of the two boys were cast as trouser roles for young actresses, with Fanfan played by Mlle. Melo and Claudinet by Mlle. Reye. In the postcard series, the models for the two boys likewise are male impersonators.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 17
Melle (Deux-sevres) - Paysanne poitevine
172
1900
Creator: Jules Robuchon
14 x 9.2 cm
Comic postcard of female impersonator in the traditional garb of a Poitevin peasant woman. Addressed to Mademoiselle Legras Nadel.
Poitiers, France
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 17
La merine a nastasie
173
1909
14.1 x 9.1 cm
Series of two postcards (with card 174) representing scenes and characters from La Merine à Nastasie (1902), a play by Yann Saint- Acer, written in the Saintongeais dialect of the west coast of France.
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 17
La merine a nastasie
174
1906
9.1 x 14.1 cm
Series of two postcards (with card 173) representing scenes and characters from La Merine à Nastasie (1902), a play by Yann Saint-Acer, written in the Saintongeais dialect of the west coast of France.
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 17
Mme Pipelet lit son feuilleton
175-177
1904
9 x 14 cm
Applied color. Inscribed.
Series of three postcards representing humorous scenes from the daily life of an older woman played by a female impersonator. Addressed to Louise Hautain.
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 18
Racettes de friandises - Gateau Suisse
178
1900
Creator: A. Bergeret et Cie.
14 x 9.1 cm
Undivided verso.
Addressed to Auguste Morel. Woman dressed as a chef wearing a toque, men's coat and men's 18th-century kneepants and hose while holding up a fluted cake pan. She leans against a decor suggesting a country kitchen. Printed in red at the bottom of the recto is a recipe for Swiss cake.
Nancy, France
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 18
Le berceuse du gosselin
179
1905
14.1 x 9.1 cm
Divided verso.
Female impersonator holding a porcelain doll and dressed as a nanny in a lace cap and apron.
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 18
Type Marseillais
180-184
1904
Creator: Lacour, F.
14 x 9 cm
Series of five comic postcards depicting a male impersonator as a woman of Marseilles. Each card has a humorous caption giving a line of dialog. Three cards (numbered 370, 373 and 374), show a fishwife carrying a scale for weighing her goods.
Marseille, France
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 18
Male impersonator as a soldier
185
1915
13.9 x 9 cm
Divided verso.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 18
Fils a papa
186
1907
9 x 14
Divided verso.
Novelty card montage of three photos of the same woman dressed in top hat, tails and knee britches gesturing to a rabbit sitting next to her on a bench. May represent a musical hall trained animal act. Message on verso addressed to "Mon cher Pierre" and signed "Jeanne."
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 25
Amour en Bretagne-les premiers baisers
348
1910
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Pontivy, France
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 25
La chanson de Nanette
349
1910
Creator: Lejeune, A.
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Argentan, France
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 25
La chanson de Nanette
350
1910
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Argentan, France
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 25
Argentan - Nanette, v'la l'marchand d'noisettes
351
1910
Creator: Chalumeau-Michelli
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Argentan, France
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 25
En Vacances
352
1900
14 x 9 cm
Undivided verso. No inscription.
Nancy, France
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 25
La femme avocat
353
1900
Creator: Morinet, A.
9 x 14 cm
Undivided verso. Inscribed.
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 25
Fevrier
354
1905
14 x 9 cm
Applied color and glitter. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 25
Present! Si on a besoin de nous, nous sommes la
355
1915
Creator: Noyer, A.
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Photochroms
Box 2 Folder 25
Le trousseau e Rosalie
356
1910
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Cherbourg, France
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 25
Young male impersonator in top hat and suit
357
1910
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1
Costume series
Box 1 Folder 19
Couple in fancy dress
187
1905
14.1 x 9.2 cm
Divided verso.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 19
Three muskateers and gardener
188
1905
9.1 x 14.2 cm
Divided verso.
Postcard of four women: three dressed as 17th-century musketeers and one dressed as a male gardener wearing a work apron and heavy clogs and holding a rake. The two women at the center are the same one who appear in the “Couple in Fancy Dress” postcard, and they are standing in the same garden.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 19
Male impersonators in costume
189
1905
9 x 14 cm
Postcard showing six women posing in front of the entry to a brick building. Three are dressed in the simple outfits of working women, including one wearing a long white apron; the other three are male impersonators dressed as a gendarme in uniform; a judge in robe, collar and chapeau; and one in a frock coat and fedora.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 19
Female impersonators posing with a touring car
190
1905
9 x 14 cm
Divided verso.
Postcard showing nine men posing in front of an open touring car on an estate with trees and buildings in the background. The man at the center is dressed as a grand society woman in a travel outfit including a heavy coat, flowered hat, fur muff and pocketbook. The men surrounding her are dressed in various costumes, including one likely as a chauffer, one as a butler with feather duster, one with a crêpe-de-chine false beard, and others in worker’s coats and caps.
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 19
Female impersonators in 17th century costumes
191
1905
9 x 14 cm
Divided verso.
Postcard showing eight men in 17th-century costumes, including two female impersonators. All are posed in front of a brick wall in a garden.
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 19
Female impersonators in costume
192
1905
Creator: Lasseron, E.
8.8 x 13.8 cm
Divided verso.
Postcard showing ten men in a variety of costumes, including four dressed as women in dresses and wigs. All are posed in front of an exterior wall.
Melun, France
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 19
Flamenco dancers and aristocrats
193
1905
9 x 14 cm
Postcard showing five men in costume, including two as a male-female couple of flamenco dancers and two as a male-female couple of 18th-century French aristocrats.
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 20
Historical Illustrations: Joan of Arc
Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431--Portraits
Box 1 Folder 20
Arrive a Chinon
194
1905
Creator: Walery
14 x 9 cm
Applied color
Historical scene showing Joan of Arc telling the dauphin of France that he will be crowned king at Reims. As is conventional for iconography of Joan during her period of combat, she wears men’s clothing—in this case, an elaborate doublet and riding boots. Conversely, this image steps outside the convention by including a halberd-bearer accompanying Joan; the footsoldier is played by a male impersonator. Inscription: "Addressed to Lucien Renault; signed “Ta soeurette [illegible]”.
Paris, France
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 20
Jeanne d'Arc
195
1903
Creator: A. Bergeret et Cie.
14.1 x 9.1 cm
Undivided verso. Postage stamp and postmark on verso.
Joan of Arc in a doublet, breastplate and helmet, holding a sword and battle standard against a smoky background. A doggerel verse printed in red at upper left on the recto recounts her victory over the English. Inscription: "Addressed to Jeanne Carlin. Brief unsigned message on recto."
Nancy, France
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 20
Jeanne d'Arc
196-204
1903
14.1 x 9.1 cm
Applied color
Complete series of eight postcards portraying key moments in the history of Joan of Arc. Each card has a caption indicating Joan’s presence at a particular place, along with a date. The first postcard shows her dressed as a simple shepherd girl hearing mystical voices; the next five show her as the savior of France dressed in full armor, with a sword and battle standard, but with the long hair of a woman; the seventh shows her “devant ses juges” wearing a simple man’s doublet; and the final card shows her forcibly returned to women’s clothing, wearing a white gown while tied to the stake and licked by flames.
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 25
Jeanne d'Arc, victorieuse des Anglais dilvre Orleans
347
1905
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 1 Folder 21 1910
Sweden
Box 1 Folder 21
Music Hall, Theater, and Film
Box 1 Folder 21
Damimitator John Graffton
205
1910
Creator: Hertzberg, Oscar
Creator: Svenska Litografisk
13.8 x 8.9 cm
Divided verso.
Graffton, John
Stockholm, Sweden
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 21
John Graffton - Damimitator
206
1912
Creator: Hertzberg, Oscar
13.8 x 8.6 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Graffton, John
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 1 Folder 21
John Graffton, Krinolinparodist
207
1910
Creator: Svenska Litografisk
13.9 x 8.9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Graffton, John
Stockholm, Sweden
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 7
Damimitator John Graffton
233
1905
Creator: Svenska Litografiska
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Graffton, John
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 7
John Grafton, Damimitator
234
1905
Creator: Hertzberg, O.
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Graffton, John
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2
Box 2
Music Hall, Theater, and Film
Box 2 Folder 1
Betti Kuhn, weiblicher Gesangskomiker, preisgekront
208
1910
Creator: Steinbock, J.
14 x 9.1 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Kuhn dressed as a gentleman with a top hat.
Kuhn, Betti
Vienna, Austria
Male impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 2 Folder 1
Betti Kuhn, weiblicher Gesangskomiker, preisgekront
209
1910
Creator: Steinbock, J.
14 x 9.1 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Kuhn dressed as a dandy with a monocle.
Kuhn, Betti
Vienna, Austria
Male impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 2 Folder 1
Betti Kuhn, weiblicher Gesangskomiker, preisgekront
210
1910
Creator: Steinbock, J.
14 x 9.1 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Kuhn dressed as a man holding a fly fishing rod.
Kuhn, Betti
Vienna, Austria
Male impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 2 Folder 1
Betti Kuhn, weiblicher Gesangskomiker, preisgekront
211
1910
Creator: Steinbock, J.
14 x 9.1 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Kuhn dressed in a military uniform holding a saber and a battalion flag.
Kuhn, Betti
Vienna, Austria
Male impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 2 Folder 1
Betti Kuhn, weiblicher Gesangskomiker, preisgekront
212
1910
Creator: Steinbock, J.
14 x 9.1 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Kuhn dressed in an informal suit, holding a cigarette.
Kuhn, Betti
Vienna, Austria
Male impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 2
Box 2 Folder 2
Music Hall, Theater, and Film
Box 2 Folder 2
Male impersonator as 18th-century aristocrat
213
1915
14 x 8.8 cm
Inscribed. Divided verso.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2
Box 2 Folder 6
Music Hall, Theater, and Film
Box 2 Folder 6
Carbonell-Lopez
232
1900
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Undivided verso. No inscription.
Two male impersonators dressed in folk-dance suits against studio backdrop of café.
Madrid, Spain
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2
Box 2
Music Hall, Theater, and Film
Box 2 Folder 8
Miss Sybil Arnudale
235
1909
Creator: Bromochrom
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Male impersonator dressed as 18th-century male aristocrat.
Arnudale, Sybil
London, England
Male impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 2 Folder 8
Mr. Wilkie Bard
236
1910
Creator: Rotary Photo, E.C.
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Bard, Wilkie
London, England
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 8
Female impersonator as Edwardian bride
237
1910
14 x 9 cm
Signed. Divided verso.
Benson, Ally
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 8
Bessie Bonehill
238
1904
14 x 9 cm
Inscribed. Divided verso.
Bonehill, Bessie
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 8
Mr. Herbert Campbell
239
1903
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Campbell, Herbert
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 8
Baroness and Baron, Cinderella, Brixton Theatre
240
1910
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Conway, Tom
French, George
Female impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 2 Folder 8
Miss Zena Dare as Duc de Richelieu in The Dashing Little Duke
241
1910
Creator: Rotary Photo, E.C.
Creator: Foulsham and Banfield
14 x 9 cm
Inscribed. Divided verso.
Dare, Zena
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 8
Miss Zena Dare in Peter Pan
242
1906
Creator: Davidson Brothers
14 x 9 cm
Inscribed. Divided verso.
Dare, Zena
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 8
Fred Emney
243
1910
Creator: Gray, Campbell
14 x 9 cm
Signed. Divided verso.
Emeny, Fred, Sr.
London, England
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 8
Maudie Goodman
244
1910
Creator: Imperial Publishing Co.
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Goodman, Maudie
Longton, England
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 8
"Tommie" Hunter
245
1931
Creator: Foster and Harwood
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Hunter, Tommie
Brighton, England
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 9
Miss Hetty King
246
1909
Creator: Rotary Photo
14 x 9 cm
Signed. Divided verso.
King wearing day suit and top hat.
King, Hetty
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 9
Miss Hetty King
247
1907
Creator: Whitlock
Creator: Philco Publishing Co.
14 x 9 cm
Signed and inscribed. Divided verso.
King wearing suit and boater hat.
King, Hetty
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 9
Miss Hettie King
248
1905
Creator: Whitlock
Creator: Rotary Photo
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
King wearing suit and boater hat.
King, Hetty
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 9
Miss Hetty King
249
1910
Creator: Philco Publishing Co.
14 x 9 cm
Inscribed. Divided verso.
King wearing braided coat and cap with chin strap.
King, Hetty
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 9
Miss Hetty King
250
1910
Creator: Bamber, J.P.
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
King dressed as military officer.
King, Hetty
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 9
Hetty King
251
1906
Creator: Brown, R.
Creator: Philco Publishing Co.
14 x 9 cm
Inscribed. Divided verso.
King dressed as sailor with pipe.
King, Hetty
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 9
Miss Hetty King says when you go home - follow the tram lines.
252
1910
Creator: Tear, Herbert
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
King, Hetty
Male impersonators
Offset lithographs
Box 2 Folder 10
Lane? "La Maxixe."
253
1906
Creator: Hana Studios Ltd.
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
London, England
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 10
Miss Rita Leggiero as "Little Hal" in "A White Man"
254
1908
Creator: Rotary Photo, E.C.
Creator: Foulsham and Banfield
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Promotional postcard for the 1908 London production of A White Man at the Lyric Theatre.
Leggiero, Rita
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 10
Miss Edna May
255
1906
Creator: Philco Publishing Co.
Creator: W. and D. Downey
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
May, Edna (1878-1948)
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 10
Miss Gertie Millar
256
1905
Creator: Rotary Photo, E.C.
Creator: Foulsham and Banfield
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Promotional postcard for a 1905 London musical The Spring Chicken.
Millar, Gertie (1879-1952)
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 10
Miss Evelyn Millard "Robin Hood"
257
1907
Creator: Rotary Photo, E.C.
Creator: Foulsham and Banfield
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Millard, Evelyn (1869-1941)
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 10
Female impersonators Ben and Jim Obo
258
1920
Creator: Dyche
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Signed.
Obo, Ben
Obo, Jim
Birmingham, England
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 10
Molly Poulton
259
1900
Creator: Hana Photo
14 x 9 cm
Undivided verso. Inscribed.
Poulton dressed in white bow tie and top hat.
Poulton, Molly
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 11
Molly Poulton
260
1900
Creator: Hana Photo
14 x 9 cm
Undivided verso. No inscription.
Poulton dressed in white bow tie and top hat.
Poulton, Molly
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 11
Mr. Harry Randall
261
1905
Creator: Rotary Photo, E.C.
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Randall, Harry or Randall, Thomas William (1857-1932)
London, England
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 11
Mr. Harry Randall
262
1907
Creator: Rotary Photo, E.C.
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Randall, Harry or Randall, Thomas William (1857-1932)
London, England
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 11
Miss Gabrielle Ray
263
1910
Creator: Rotary Photo, E.C.
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Ray dressed as sailor.
Ray, Gabrielle or Cook, Gabriell Elizabeth Clifford (1883-1973)
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 11
Mr. George Robey
264
1910
Creator: Rotary Photo, E.C.
Creator: Foulsham and Banfield
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Robey, George or Wade, Sir George Edward (1869-1954)
London, England
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 11
Mr. Fred Spencer
265
1905
Creator: J. White and Son
14 x 9 cm
Signed. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Spencer, Fred
Littlehampton, England
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 12
Vesta Tilley
266
1903
Creator: Rotary Photo, E.C.
Creator: Brown, Barnes and Bell
14 x 9 cm
Signed. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Tilley wearing top hat and carrying walking stick.
Tilley, Vesta or Powles, Matilda Alice (1864-1952)
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 12
Miss Vesta Tilley
267
1903
Creator: Rapid Photo Co.
Creator: Brown, Barnes and Bell
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Tilley wearing top hat and carrying walking stick.
Tilley, Vesta or Powles, Matilda Alice (1864-1952)
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 12
Miss Vesta Tilley
268
1906
Creator: Rotary Photo, E.C.
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Tilley, Vesta or Powles, Matilda Alice (1864-1952)
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 12
Miss Vesta Tilley
269
1905
Creator: Philco Publishing Co.
14 x 9 cm
Three images recto. Divided verso. No inscription.
Tilley, Vesta or Powles, Matilda Alice (1864-1952)
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 12
Miss Vesta Tilley
270
1906
Creator: J. Beagles and Co.
14 x 9 cm
The figure has applied color and the background is overlaid with gold leaf. Divided verso, inscribed.
Tilley, Vesta or Powles, Matilda Alice (1864-1952)
London, England
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 12
Miss Vesta Tilley
271
1905
Creator: Rapid Photo Co.
Creator: Brown, Barnes and Bell
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Tilley, Vesta or Powles, Matilda Alice (1864-1952)
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 12
Miss Vesta Tilley
272
1908
Creator: Philco Publishing Co.
14 x 9 cm
Two images recto. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Tilley, Vesta or Powles, Matilda Alice (1864-1952)
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 13
Vesta Tilley
273
1905
Creator: Philco Publishing Co.
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Tilley sitting at a writing desk.
Tilley, Vesta or Powles, Matilda Alice (1864-1952)
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 13
Miss Vesta Tilley
274
1904
Creator: Rotary Photo, E.C.
Creator: Brown, Barnes and Bell
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Tilley dressed as a sailor.
Tilley, Vesta or Powles, Matilda Alice (1864-1952)
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 13
Miss Vesta Tilley
275
1905
Creator: Rotary Photo, E.C.
Creator: James Bacon and Sons
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Tilley, Vesta or Powles, Matilda Alice (1864-1952)
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 13
Vesta Tilley
276
1910
Creator: Woolstone Brothers
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Part of the Milton "Glossette" series.
Tilley, Vesta or Powles, Matilda Alice (1864-1952)
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 13
Vesta Tilley
277
1910
Creator: Philco Publishing Co.
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Tilley, Vesta or Powles, Matilda Alice (1864-1952)
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 13
Vesta Tilley
278
1915
Creator: Philco Publishing Co.
14 x 9 cm
Undivided verso. No inscription.
Tilley dressed as a soldier.
Tilley, Vesta or Powles, Matilda Alice (1864-1952)
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 13
Miss Vesta Tilley in Khaki
279
1915
Creator: David Allen and Sons
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Sale of these postcards was intended for donation to the War Relief Funds.
Tilley, Vesta or Powles, Matilda Alice (1864-1952)
London, England
Male impersonators
Photochroms
Box 2 Folder 13
Miss Vesta Tilley
280
1910
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Tilley in day gown climbing out of town car. Part of "The Star Series" by G.D. and D., London
Tilley, Vesta or Powles, Matilda Alice (1864-1952)
London, England
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 2 Folder 14
Jack Whymont
281
1920
Creator: King and Wilson
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Whymont, Jack
Bognor, England
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 14
Georgie Wood as Vesta Tilley
282
1905
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Wood, George (1894-1979)
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 14
Winifred Ward
283
1905
14 x 9 cm
Signed. Divided verso. No inscription.
Ward, Winifred
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 14
Miss Winifred Ward
284
1910
Creator: Rotary Photo, E.C.
Creator: Foulsham and Banfield
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Ward, Winifred
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 14
Miss Winifred Ward, "Jack Horner" Pantomime, Princess Theatre, Bristol
285
1910
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Ward, Winifred
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 14
Mr. Huntley Wright in "A Country Girl"
286
1910
Creator: Eillis and Walery
Creator: J. Beagles and Co.
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Wright, Huntley (1868-1941)
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 14
Mr. Huntley Wright
287
1910
Creator: Eillis and Walery
Creator: J. Beagles and Co.
14 x 4.8 cm
Bookmark format postcard.
Same image as postcard 286.
Wright, Huntley (1868-1941)
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 14
Mr. Huntley Wright
288
1910
Creator: Eillis and Walery
Creator: J. Beagles and Co.
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Wright, Huntley (1868-1941)
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 14
My Lady Molly Act I
289
1903
Creator: J. Beagles and Co.
9 x 14 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
London, England
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2
Humor
Box 2 Folder 29
O, du lieber Augustin
362
1905
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Female impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 2 Folder 29
Sweet sixteen and never been kissed
363
1905
Creator: Bamforth and Co.
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Holmfirth, England
New York, New York, United States
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 29
I'm not so dispoged
364
1910
Creator: C.W. Faulkner and Co.
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
London, England
Female impersonators
Photomechanical prints
Box 2 Folder 29
Men and male impersonators in work clothes
365
1910
9 x 14 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 29
Male and female impersonators in day wear
366
1905
9 x 14 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Male impersonators
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 29
Male impersonator in suit and fedora
367
1910
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 29
Male impersonators in suits on porch
368
1903
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 29
Two male impersonators
369
1905
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 29
Male impersonators playing fiddles
370
1905
9 x 14 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 29
Man and male impersonator in patriotic costumes
371
1920
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 30
Male impersonators with rakes and pitchforks by hay mounds
372
1914
9 x 14 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 30
Women and male impersonators as wedding party
373
1910
9 x 14 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 30
Male impersonators smoking cigars
374
1910
9 x 14 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 30
Male impersonators in front of stack of lumber
375
1910
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 30
Male impersonators dressed as a soldier and a sailor
376
1915
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 30
Two male impersonators and one female impersonator
377
1910
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Male impersonators
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 30
Has any one seen Kelly? I've got his job
378
1910
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Male impersonator
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 2 Folder 30
Waiting for the males
379
1907
Creator: Eckstone, C.
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 30
Woman with two male impersonators as suitors
380
1910
Creator: Westbrook, Jessie
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Defiance, Iowa
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2
Box 2
Troops and POW shows, WWI
Box 2 Folder 17
Ca sent la fuite!! Revue de A. Delarue
294
1918
9 x 14 cm
Divided verso. Inscribed.
POW theatrical. Markings includes censor's clearance stamp.
Gustrow, Germany
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 17
Dulmen Theatre du camp. "Le Veilleur de Nuit." (1 acte)
295
1915
9 x 14 cm
Divided verso. No inscription.
Production of 1911 play by Sacha Guitry by French prisoners at the Dulmen POW camp in North Rhine - Westphalia.
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 17
The English Theatre
296
1915
Creator: Tellgman, Hans
14 x 9 cm
Blank verso.
POW theatrical by prisonors of camp in Langensalza, Germany. Captions in Frnech, English and Russian.
Langensalza, Germany
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 17
The English Theatre
297
1915
Creator: Tellgman, Hans
9 x 14 cm
Blank verso.
POW theatrical by prisonors of camp in Langensalza, Germany. Captions in Frnech, English and Russian.
Langensalza, Germany
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 17
The English Theatre
298
1915
Creator: Tellgman, Hans
14 x 9 cm
Blank verso.
POW theatrical by prisonors of camp in Langensalza, Germany. Captions in Frnech, English and Russian.
Langensalza, Germany
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 17
The French Theatre
299
1915
Creator: Tellgman, Hans
9 x 14 cm
Blank verso.
POW theatrical by prisonors of camp in Langensalza, Germany. Captions in Frnech, English and Russian.
Langensalza, Germany
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 17
The French Theatre
300
1915
Creator: Tellgman, Hans
9 x 14 cm
Blank verso.
POW theatrical by prisonors of camp in Langensalza, Germany. Captions in Frnech, English and Russian.
Langensalza, Germany
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 18
The French Theatre
301
1915
Creator: Tellgman, Hans
9 x 14 cm
Blank verso.
POW theatrical by prisonors of camp in Langensalza, Germany. Captions in Frnech, English and Russian.
Langensalza, Germany
Female impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 18
La Fin Tragique
302
1915
9 x 14 cm
Printed verso includes lines for permited information, limited to name and address of sender and recipient.
Konigsbruck, Germany
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 18
English Theater, Lager Cottbus. Miss Russon, J.A. Butler
303
1915
Creator: Tharan, Paul
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso.
POW theatrical. No inscription.
Cottbus, Germany
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 18
Kriegsgef, Lager Cottbus. Russ. Theater
304
1915
Creator: Tharan, Paul
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso.
POW theatrical. Inscribed.
Cottbus, Germany
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 18
Russ Theater, Lager Cottbus
305
1915
Creator: Tharan, Paul
14 x 9 cm
Divided verso.
POW theatrical. Inscribed.
Cottbus, Germany
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 18
English Theater
306
1915
Creator: Tharan, Paul
9 x 14 cm
Divided verso.
POW theatrical. Inscribed.
Cottbus, Germany
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 18
Theatre francais, groupe d'artists
307
1918
Creator: Magenmiller, Ilse
9 x 14 cm
Divided verso.
POW theatrical. Inscribed.
Ingolstadt, Germany
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 18
La Valse de Soissons
308
1915
Creator: Muller, Walter
9 x 14 cm
Divided verso.
POW theatrical. Inscribed.
Paderborn, Germany
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2 Folder 18
English POW theatrical
309
1915
Creator: Skowranek, Otto
9 x 14 cm
Divided verso.
POW theatrical. No inscription.
Berlin, Germany
Female impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2
Gallant
Box 2 Folder 24
Officer and girl
346
1910
Creator: Neue Photographische Gesellschaft
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Berlin, Germany
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2
Humor
Box 2 Folder 26
Der Marketendersepple
258
1903
Creator: Sauter, Ernst
9 x 14 cm
Undivided verso. Inscribed.
Schonach, Germany
Female impersonators
Relief halftones (prints)
Box 2 Folder 26
Peasant couple
259
1906
9 x 14 cm
Applied color. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Male impersonators
Offset lithographs
Box 2
Box 2
Music Hall, Theater and Film
Box 2 Folder 15
Dolores Costello of the Vitagraph Players
290
1911
Creator: Vitagraph Company of America
14 x 9 cm
Blank verso.
Costello dressed as a sailor.
Costello, Dolores (1903-1979)
Brooklyn, New York
Male impersonators
Collotypes (prints)
Box 2 Folder 15
Chinese Actor impersonating a female character, Chinese Theatre, 623 Jackosn Street, San Francisco
291
1906
14 x 9 cm
Undivided verso. Inscribed.
San Francisco, California
Female impersonators
Photochroms
Box 2
Box 2
Humor
Box 2 Folder 27
Male impersonator as soldier
360
1917
14 x 9 cm
Applied color. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints
Box 2
Box 2
Humor
Box 2 Folder 28
Young male impersonator as sailor
361
1924
Creator: Baraschy
14 x 9 cm
Toned. Divided verso. Inscribed.
Bucharest, Romania
Male impersonators
Gelatin silver prints