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Ernest Boulton in drag. Photograph by London Stereoscopic Company, ca. 1871.

London Stereoscopic Company.
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[ca. 1871?]

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Ernest Boulton (ca. 1848-1904) dressed as a convincing young woman, with styled hair, a hat and formal clothing; in close-up. Boulton was a theatrical performer specialing in female roles. Also known as "Stella, Lady Clinton", he became notorious after his London trial in 1871 for masquerading as a woman, and suspected homosexual offences (along with his house-mate and performing partner Frederick William (Fanny) Park), of which they were found not guilty

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London : London Stereoscopic Company, [ca. 1871?]

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint, albumen ; sight 5.4 x 8.6 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2045370i

Language

  • English


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