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  1. The United Novelty Company!

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: Peabody Essex Museum
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1800
    Topics: Female impersonators, Theater
    Subject: Alice Crouse, B. P. Poulsand, Geo. F. Ropes, Horace Coffin, Jimmie Smith, John Ryan, Lulu Coffin, Lyceum Hall, Ned Miller, Norris & Semons, The United Novelty Company, W. H. Smith, W. H. Wymond
    Description: Advertisement for event featuring female impersonator W. H. Smith
  2. The Celebrated Rentz Santley Novelty Company

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: Peabody Essex Museum
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1870
    Topics: Burlesque (Theater), Female impersonators, Theater, Vaudeville
    Subject: 4 Aesthetic Four 4, Alice Daily, Alice Smith, Andy and Annie Hughes, Annie Boyd, Billy Buckley, Blanch Moncrief, Bruno Kennicott, Don Jose, Dutch Daly, Edgar Edgerton, Edith Sinclair, Emma Alfredo, Emma Wilson, Esther Vaughan, Fannie Florence, Fred Wilson, Georgia Lester, Harry Morris, Harry Woodson, Kate Gresham, Laura Bennett, Lillie Ashford, Lizzie Paine, Louise Giroux, Lulu Mortimer, M. B. Leavitt, Mechanic's Hall, Millie Ellsworth, Rentz Santley, Teddy Raynor, The Masher's Quadrille, The Rentz Santley Novelty Company, The Spanish Dude, Topsy Robins, Victoria North, W.M. Skuse
  3. San Francisco Minstrels!

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: Peabody Essex Museum
    Creator:
    Date: May 12, 1874
    Topics: Female impersonators, Minstrel shows, Theater
    Subject: A. Smidt, Beaumont Read, Billy Birch, Birch, Wambold, and Backus' San Francisco Minstrels, C. Henry, Charley Backus, D. S. Wambold, E. Kirwan, J. Wills, Johnson & Powers, Joseph Norrie, Mechanics Hall, S. Watts, T. A. E. Richardson, T. P. Jones, The Great Ricardo, W. Blakeney, W. S. Mullaly, W. Schwab
    Description: Advertisement for event featuring minstrel and female impersonation act The Great Ricardo
  4. The Evangeline Combination

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: Peabody Essex Museum
    Creator:
    Date: Feb. 12, 1877
    Topics: Dance, Female impersonators, Opera, Theater
    Subject: A. S. Pennoyer, BABA, Blanche Selickson, C. M. Winter, Clara Fisher, Cora Verne, Edward E. Rice, Edwin S. Tarr, Eliza Weathersby, Estelle Stroelin, Evangeline, Flora Lee, George H. Cassidy, George Ulmer, Golden and Dixey, Harry Braham, Harry Hunter, Harry Josephs, Hattie Richardson, Herman Singleton, J. Cheever Goodwin, J. P. Steele, J. R. Quincy, Lizzie Webster, Louise Winans, Lucy Wood, M. C. Daly, Mechanic Hall, N. C. Goodwin Jr., Niblo's Garden, Seth M. Crane, Stella Richings, The Boston Museum, The Evangeline Combination, The Heiffer Dance, The Lydia Thompson Troupe, W. W. Bullock
    Description: Advertisement for a production of Evangeline featuring female impersonator Harry Josephs as Catherine.
  5. Just Arrived: The New Dime Museum

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: Peabody Essex Museum
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1880
    Topics: Dime museums, Female impersonators, Theater
    Subject: Essex Street, G. B. Bunnell, Irene Woodward, J. Lang, Joseph Jenny, Signor Giovanna, The New Dime Museum, The Tattooed Lady
    Description: Advertisement for a Dime Museum featuring female impersonator Joseph Jenney.
  6. The Fascinating Widow

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: Peabody Essex Museum
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1910
    Topics: Female impersonators, Theater
    Subject: Ann Kingsley, Dwight Meade, Empire Theater Players, Julian Eltinge, The Fascinating Widow, Tommie Martelle
    Description: Advertisement for the play "The Fascinating Widow" starring female impersonator Tommie Martelle in a role originated by Julian Eltinge.
  7. Francis Renault Poster

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1945
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Musicians, Singers
    Subject: Francis Renault
  8. Francis Renault: World's Foremost Female Impersonator

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Oct. 5, 1945
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Musicians, Singers
    Subject: Francis Renault
  9. Club Chesterfield Presents: Mr. Roby Landers

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1900s
    Topics: Clubs, Drag, Events, Female impersonators
    Subject: Club Chesterfielf, Roby Landers
  10. Finocchio's This is Spring Show

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1950s
    Topics: Drag, Entertainers, Events, Female impersonators, Parties, Theatre shows
    Subject: Bobby Bell, Bobby Jonson, Finocchio's Club, Francis Blair, Francis David, Francis Russell, Frant Doran, Freddie Renault, Harvey Lee, Jackie Maye, Jerry Vaughn, John Lonas, Johnny Mangum, Milton Lemair, Niles Marsh, Ray Francis, Walter Hart
  11. Jewel Box Revue Advertisement (1)

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1967
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Theatre shows
    Subject: Jewel Box Revue, Kurt Mann, Lynne Carter
  12. Starring the Fabulous Jewel Box Revue

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1968
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Theatre shows
    Subject: Billy Daye, Dodie Daniels, Robin Rogers
  13. An Evening With Lynne Carter At Cherry Grove

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1970
    Topics: Drag, Music, Theatre shows
    Subject: Lynne Carter
  14. Ray Bourbon

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Clubs, Entertainers
  15. The 11th Annual Garden Party

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Jul. 25, 1986 to May 31, 1986
    Topics: Drag, Drag queens, Entertainers, Events, Female impersonators
    Subject: Gary Powell, JR's Bar & Grill, Marsha Carlton, Michael Jones, Michael WIlson, Randy Jobe