Boulton and Park

Boulton and Park

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Frederick Park dressed as a man and a woman. Park's sartorial habits landed him in court in 1871.
The defendants in an 1871 cause celebre, Ernest Boulton and Frederick Park were two androgynous young men who delighted in donning silk and satin dresses to cruise the theatres and arcades of the Strand as 'Stella' and 'Fanny'. At their trial, they were charged with "Conspiring and inciting persons to commit an unnatural offence", one of the witnesses against Boulton describing now he had kissed "him, she or it" under the impression he was canoodling with a woman. During the six days of the trial, prurient public interest was aroused by the revelation of Boulton and Park's transvestite lifestyle but the two were eventually acquitted because there was little evidence that men dressing up as women were actually breaking any law.

This is an A5 Heavyweight 300gsm Art print with a smooth white finish.