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Female & Male Impersonator
Sheet Music

Over the years, I've collected images, almost all grabbed off eBay,
of old sheet music sporting female and male impersonators (or cross-dressers)
on their covers,
so I've consolidated them here. And I've added a number of newspaper
clippings as well. Click on each name to go to their page.

 

Below, likely the best book on early Male Impersonators

It reveals that Annie Hindle and Ella Wesner were the only ones where
a same-sex relationship could be documented (page 178)

below, from the book

Other "suspected" lesbians are Bijou Price, Blanche Selwyn and Josie Mansfield

Here's some sheet music about the guys....

In the 1880s there were many songs about Dudes, those young effeminate dandies...like this one...

The ladies all love me and call me a 'dear!"
I'm dudish by love! real dudish you know
and when they caress me I feel "awfully queer"
it's dudish, real dudish you know

Download Sheet Music

Non-Impersonator
William Haines


And, one that did not really fit but is just here to amuse:

Below, another excellent source

http://scaa.sk.ca/gallery/genderimpersonators/index.html