June 29, 1861: Pretty Woman, the Kind I’d Like To Meet – Wretched Richard’s Almanac

In 1861, sixty people boarded the St. Nicholas, a steamer that carried passengers between Baltimore and points along the Potomac – among them a Madame LaForte, a stylish young lady who spoke very l…

Source: June 29, 1861: Pretty Woman, the Kind I’d Like To Meet – Wretched Richard’s Almanac

Overzealous Research Lands Cross-Dressing Victorian Writer in the Dock – Mimi Matthews

Just before midnight on June 25, 1891, a police detective encountered two women strolling arm-in-arm down Regent Street.  One of the women struck him as being rather odd in appearance.  He approach…

Source: Overzealous Research Lands Cross-Dressing Victorian Writer in the Dock – Mimi Matthews