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Collection Photograph Collection
Catalog Number 1986.13.2.1
Object Name Photograph, Cabinet
Description "Ella Wesner," cabinet card, c. 1880s, photograph by Napoleon Sarony. Studio portrait of vaudeville performer and male impersonator Ella Wesner, standing with her arms crossed, wearing a dark-colored velvet jacket, bow tie, and pocket watch.
Printed below image: Sarony 37 Union Square, N.Y.

Cabinet card was inserted in album 1986.13.1.
social norms, empowerment, counter-culture, cross dressing, sex, gender, queer, sexuality, female, transvestite, costume, clothing




Title Ella Wesner
Date c. 1880s
Role of Creator Photographer
Creator Sarony, Napoleon
Material paper | cardstock
Technique albumen print
Dimensions H-6.5 W-4.25 inches
Credit line Museum purchase
Place of Origin US/NY/NYC
Subjects Cross-dressing
Actor
Singer
Vaudeville
People Wesner, Ella