Transvestite and Police Officer at a Performance of the "Cockettes," New York City

Leonard Freed, American, 1929 - 2006

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1971

Gelatin silver print

Sheet: 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)

Image: 6 7/16 × 9 1/2 in. (16.3 × 24.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Ellen and Scott Osman, Class of 1980, Jake Osman, Class of 2015, and Lily Osman

2013.83.5

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Photograph

Classification

Photograph

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, on reverse, in graphite, lower right: Leonard Freed; numbered, on reverse, in graphite, upper left: LFGAY-22.2; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, lower left: 1971 NEW YORK CITY. USA; numbered, on reverse, in graphite, lower center: 71-27-21-29; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, upper right facing left: 5000; dated, on reverse, in graphite, upper right: 1971; stamped, on reverse, in black ink, lower center: VINTAGE PRINT; stamped, on reverse, in black ink, center left: c [encircled] Leonard Freed-Magnum; stamped, on reverse, in black ink, lower right: c [encircled] Leonard Freed-Magnum; stamped, on reverse, in blue ink, upper right: 113; label, on reverse, printed, center right: MAGNUM [logo] / 72 West 45 Street, New York, New York 10036 / USA / In New Yorks [sic] East Village transvestites in the audience dressed up attend the transvestites theatre performance by the “Cockettes” from California / 021-27-21-29; several other numbers

Course History

WGST 18, Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Studies, Eng-Beng Lim, Winter 2015

WGST 65, Queer Visual Culture, Gabriele Dietze, Winter 2014

Provenance

Ellen and Scott Osman and thier children Jake and Lily Osman, New York; given to the present collection, 2013.

Old Number

LFGAY-22.2

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