In 2004, 340 photographs, dating back to the early 1960s, were found in a New York flea market. These amateur snapshots reveal a vast clandestine network of transvestites between the United States and Canada. They belonged to the famous Susanna, who regularly hosted transvestite friends at her property in Catskill, NY. Essential to their practice of cross-dressing, the photographs are carefully preserved by her followers as proof of their ‘inner child’. These photos found today testify to the existence and aesthetics of a pioneering network in American transgender history.
Casa Susanna: L’histoire du premier réseau transgenre américain 1959-1968
Softcover, 18×25,5 cm
480 pages, color and b/w photographs
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