Lost Splendor

Past and present by an archives student and new Bostonian. @freifraufitz

Vesta Tilley: Vaudevillian Drag Performer, 1864-1952

Photobooth Kiss, 1953 (via)

Vesta Tilley, Vaudevillian Drag King (1864-1952) via The New York Public Library

Miss Vesta Tilley, c. Early 1900s via The New York Public Library

Vesta Tilley, Late 19th Century Drag King (via)

Hand on Hip, c. 1890s (via)
Protest, 1965 (via Autostraddle)
Top Hats and Tweeds, c. Early 1900s (via)
Miss Gabrielle Ray and Miss Craske, London c. Early 1900s (via)
Ahoy, Mate by Fitz Guerin, c. 1902 (via  Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)
Portrait of a woman seated in a garden (by Powerhouse Museum Collection)
Victorian crossdressers for the win.