It’s hard to think about Drag before the 90’s, that’s when I was introduced to it. I can’t imagine the hardship they faced in the 50’s and 60’s, the criticism and all the hatred. Makes me sick just thinking about it. At least they prevailed on to do great an amazing things, in sequin I might add. I salute you queens of any decade, view the queens that have paved the way. These are photos from ‘Private Birthday Party’ a collection of photographs documenting kansas City’s Drag ball cultures in the 50’s and 60’s featuring men & women alike during the Mad Men era.
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