December 18, 2017

Dressing in drag 1885-1930

Patrons, many dressed as men in tuxedos, sit, talk, laugh and kiss, at Le Monocle, a famous nightclub for women in Paris.

A stereoscopic card titled "Looking for a Man."

French painter and graphic artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec dressed in a plumed hat and an ostrich boa over a frock coat.

Two male undergraduates dressed as women are followed by young boys on the Harvard University campus.

Irish students at the University of Dublin during Trinity College Rag Week.

Marguerite Radclyffe Hall, a prizewinning writer whose novel "The Well of Loneliness" was originally 
banned in Britain for its sympathetic approach to female homosexuality, with Lady Una Trowbridge.

Men dressed as women at the Eldorado nightclub in Berlin.

Actor Douglas Byng dressed for the opera.

Celebrated cross-dresser Bert Errol in full drag and makeup.


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    1. Comme quoi, il fut un temps où bien des choses étaient possibles, quoi qu'on en dise ! :)