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Lili Elbe A Danish Girl Beautiful Art Deco Greeting Card Vintage Repro - Gerda Gottlieb Wegener - Transgender Pioneer - Eddie Redmayne

Lili Elbe A Danish Girl Beautiful Art Deco Greeting Card Vintage Repro - Gerda Gottlieb Wegener - Transgender Pioneer - Eddie Redmayne

1904 Gerda Wegener (Danish 1886~1940) | Wegener/Elbe eventually identified as a male-to-female transgender woman. She had the first publicly known sex reassignment surgery in history in 1930.

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"Every human being grows up inside a sheath of custom, which enfolds it as the swathing clothes enfold the infant." — Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) "Custom," The Fortnightly Review, July 1, 1888 — Image: ["For the apparel oft proclaims the man." Hamlet, Act 1:3] Lili Elbe by Gerda Wegener (c. 1928) — #custom #EdwardCarpenter #quoteoftheday

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Gerda Gottlieb and Lili Elbe. Gottliebs portraits of her transgendered partner Lili have become iconic images of the liberated 1920s era.

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from Laura Vianello

Lili Elbe and Gerda Gottlieb: defining gender through artistic representation

Lili Elbe and Gerda Gottlieb: defining gender through artistic representation | Laura Vianello

Flower Girl, 1922, Gerda Wegener. (Gerda Gottlieb Wegener Porta). Danish Illustrator, Painter (1886 - 1940) (most of her stuff is too risqué to put on here. It was the time period, all those cabarets and artists everywhere pushing limits. Her work generally depicts lovers or ahem, self-love. Interestingly, he husband had the first sex-change operation and then divorced her.)

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from Laura Vianello

Lili Elbe and Gerda Gottlieb: defining gender through artistic representation

"Lili Elbe and Gerda Gottlieb: defining gender through artistic representation" While researching Lili I found that Gerda and her art were crucial for Lili’s life (birth, even) so I thought it would be fitting to talk about both of them. And don’t worry, they were quite the pair! Does a turn-of-the-century Parisian, lesbian/bisexual romance sound interesting? Well, that’s exactly what happened. Come meet Lili and Gerda!

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