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I am a photographer whose world, imagination, and life revolve around fashion, art, music, and all things vintage. I will share in this blog eclectic things from all eras that inspire me, oddities in life that I find curious, and my own photography.
malesoulmakeup:

Female Impersonators in Bronzeville, c. 1935
Even in the roaring 1920s, this African American neighborhood was friendly to gay men, lesbians, and gender-crossing folk. Bronzeville drew well-known African American performers such as Ma Rainey and Tony Jackson, who serenaded their audiences with songs like Sissy Man, Pretty Baby, Fairey Blues and Bull Dagger Woman.

malesoulmakeup:

Female Impersonators in Bronzeville, c. 1935

Even in the roaring 1920s, this African American neighborhood was friendly to gay men, lesbians, and gender-crossing folk. Bronzeville drew well-known African American performers such as Ma Rainey and Tony Jackson, who serenaded their audiences with songs like Sissy Man, Pretty Baby, Fairey Blues and Bull Dagger Woman.

malesoulmakeup:

The Jewel Box Revue: a travelling showcase for the art form of female impersonation in 1940s.

malesoulmakeup:

The Jewel Box Revue: a travelling showcase for the art form of female impersonation in 1940s.

malesoulmakeup:

Female Impersonators by Pudgy Roberts
vintage queer book

malesoulmakeup:

Female Impersonators by Pudgy Roberts

vintage queer book

youngrecluse:

Early drag in Kansas City // The Jewel Box, 1958.

youngrecluse:

Early drag in Kansas City // The Jewel Box, 1958.