Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Turn of the Century Butch: 19th Century Photos

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 07, 2011 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Living
Tags: costume party, lesbian history, male impersonators, queer history, women's history

Two fascinating photos, dated 1890, from a private estate sale. Presumably a bunch of 19th century misses that had a fun costume party, but do I sense a special tenderness between some of the couples! Photos like these pose so many questions to modern researchers.


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I love those dining table chairs. LOL