“Private Birthday Party is a private collection of found photographic slides that depict Kansas City’s early drag ball culture throughout the 1950s and 1960s. With over 200 images, this collection is a rare, important look into the rich history of mid-century drag ball culture in middle America.”
The photo above is very telling. Which femulator passes best? The three girls in glamorous attire or the girl in street clothes?
A Kansas City femulator and her friend in 1964 (from the Private Birthday Party collection).