Victorian era cross-dressing: not saying it didn't happen but I do wonder about this photo. It did, however, lead me to research back and find a fascinating piece on menswear and how our idea of what is the norm is remarkably modern : http://www.wornthrough.com/2010/03/16/cross-dressing-through-history-men/
Victorian courtship required the knowledge of an elaborate system which included the methods of flirtation with gloves. Fans were used in a similar way. Among other types of symbolic expression, the language of flowers was used to convey messages without words.
ARTFINDER: Point of No Return by Jack Bagley - Small, long decorative painting inspired by one of the greatest musicals The Phantom of the Opera. Monochrome black and white tones prevail with a hint of wa...
"When I told my father that Gaston Leroux wrote Phantom of the Opera, he immediately burst into song: 'No one writes like Gaston/Stages fights like Gaston/Makes you go to be with a nightlight like Gaston!'" Your dad deserves a high-five.