"MISS CUSHMAN IN MALE ATTIRE", Illustrated American News, Aug 9, 1851.

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"MISS CUSHMAN IN MALE ATTIRE", Illustrated American News, Aug 9, 1851.

Subject

Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876
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Description

This article reports on Charlotte Cushman donning a male attire and going about her daily activities during her vacation at the Saut, in Ste Marie Hotel. It also states her decision to wear men's clothing for the rest of her life.

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Source

Illustrated American News

Publisher

T.W. Strong

Date

1851-08-09

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Reference

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MISS CUSHMAN IN MALE ATTIRE.—The Cleveland Plaindealer learns that Miss Charlotte Cushman, who is spending a quiet vacation at the Saut, astonished the guests of the Ste Marie Hotel, one fine morning, by appearing equipped cap-a-pie, in masculine attire—hat, coat, unmentionables, and all. Those who have seen her personation of "Hamlet" can easily understand the grace and ease with which she wore her new "toggery." Hers was not a single moment of triumph ; not a mere desire to astonish the dinner table, and then, like the ghost of Banquo, to vanish away and go back to petticoats and whalebone. No, she rode in it, fished, walked, ran and romped in it; and, for aught we can learn, says the Plaindealer, has determined to wear it for the remainder of her days—at least of maidenhood.

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Location

New York, United States

Geocode (Latitude)

40.7127281

Geocode (Longitude)

-74.0060152

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“"MISS CUSHMAN IN MALE ATTIRE", Illustrated American News, Aug 9, 1851.,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed May 28, 2024, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/631.

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