The Female-Impersonators

The Female-Impersonators  (1922) 
by Earl Lind, edited by Alfred W. Herzog


The
Female-Impersonators

A sequel to the AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ANDROGYNE and an account of some of the author's experiences during his six years' career as instinctive female-impersonator in New York's Underworld; together with the life stories of androgyne associates and an outline of his subsequently acquired knowledge of kindred phenomena of human character and psychology.


BY
RALPH WERTHER—JENNIE JUNE
("EARL LIND")
Author also of
The Riddle of the Underworld


EDITED, WITH INTRODUCTION
BY
ALFRED W. HERZOG, Ph.B., A.M., M.D.

Member of the New York and the
New Jersey Bar
Editor of the Medico-Legal Journal


NEW YORK
THE MEDICO-LEGAL JOURNAL
1922



Copyright, 1922
By ALFRED W. HERZOG


First edition, 1,000 copies. Sold only to physicians, lawyers, clergymen, teachers, writers, psychologists, sociologists, and legislators; by Medico-Legal Journal, 123 West 83d Street, New York City.


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Inscribed to Nature's Step-Children—the sexually abnormal by birth—in the hope that their lives may be rendered more tolerable through the author's efforts to enlighten thinking men on these step-children's psychology and life experience.




"But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses; they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.

"Who among you will give ear to this? Who will hearken and hear for the time to come?"—Isaiah XLII, v. 22, 23.




CONTENTS
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Page
Introduction by Dr. Alfred W. Herzog
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Part One: The Third Sex

I.
How This Book Came to Be Written
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II.
The Place of the Androgyne in the Male Sex-Scale
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III.
Androgynes of Mythology and History
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IV.
Man Is a Passional, Rather Than a Rational, Being
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Part Two: How the Author Came to Be a Female-Impersonator

I.
Reveries Suggested by My Infancy
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II.
School Days
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III.
An Androgyne's Youth
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IV.
I Grow into The Fairie Boy
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V.
The Boy Who Never Grew to Be a Man
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Part Three: The Fairie Boy

I.
Female-Impersonation
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II.
A Typical Female-Impersonation Spree
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III.
The Gambler
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IV.
A Stuyvesant Square Pick-up
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V.
Evenings at Paresis Hall
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VI.
Thoughts Suggested by the "Hermaphroditoi" in General
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Part Four: Frank—Eunice

I.
Debut as Adult Female-Impersonator
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II.
The Pug Heaven
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III.
A University Friendship
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IV.
The Masked Ball
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V.
Frank—Eunice's Indiscretion
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Part Five: Angelo—Phyllis

I.
Angelo Angevine's Debut as Public Female-Impersonator
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II.
Jailed for Wearing Petticoats
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III.
George Greenwood
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Part Six: Newspaper Accounts of Murders of Androgynes

I.
Two Murder Mysteries Which, Strangely Alike in Many Ways, Baffled All Efforts to Solve
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II.
Z Mystery Baffles Inquiry at Every Angle
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III.
College Student's Death Is Unexplained
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Part Seven: Medical Writers on Androgynism

I.
What a New York Official Physician Has to Say about Fairies
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II.
What One of America's Foremost Medical Writers Has to Say about Fairies
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Part Eight: Androgyne Verse

I.
Emotion
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II.
Recollection
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III.
Memories
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IV.
French Doll Baby
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Announcement of The Riddle of the Underworld
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ILLUSTRATIONS
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  2. I.
    The Author—A Modern Living Replica of the Ancient Greek Statue, "Hermaphroditos" (Photo by Dr. A. W. Herzog)
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    Frontispiece
  3. II.
    Ancient Greek Statue of an Androgyne, Called "Hermaphroditos," Now in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
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    25
  4. III.
    Alexander the Great—An Androgyne of the Mild Type
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    31
  5. IV.
    Julius Cæsar—An Androgyne of the Mild Type
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    31
  6. V.
    Raphael—the Most Gifted Ultra-Androgyne the World Has Known
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    33
  7. VI.
    The "Fairie Boy" Ready to Set Out on Life's Journey
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    53
  8. VII.
    My Garden of Gethsemane
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    78
  9. VIII.
    Front View of Author at Thirty-three (Photo by Dr. R. W. Shufeldt)
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    82
  10. IX.
    Rear view of Author at Thirty-three (Photo by Dr. R. W. Shufeldt)
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    89
  11. X.
    Fourteenth Street Rialto, Stamping-Ground of the Hermaphroditoi
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    105
  12. XI.
    Stuyvesant Square, One of Jennie June's Stamping Grounds
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    105
  13. XII.
    Neighborhood Where Harvey Green Thought He "Finished" Jennie June
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    140
  14. XIII.
    The Author at Thirty-four (Amateur photo)
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    164
  15. XIV.
    Bowery, in the Nineteenth Century America's Main Red-Light Street, and Stamping-Ground of Frank-Eunice, Angelo-Phyllis and Ralph Werther-Jennie June
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    169
  16. XV.
    Michelangelo's Adam
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    216
  17. XVI.
    Whitestone Railroad Station ("Holy Ground")
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    271, 272, 273
  18. XVII.
    "The Boy of the Piave" (America's gift to Italy in 1921)
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The Author—a Modern Living Replica of the Ancient Greek Statue, "Hermaphroditos"
(Photo by Dr. A. W. Herzog)


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