The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Androgyny
Androgyny Image

This fancy cabinet card was produced by the Steddom studio of Lebanon, Ohio, a northern suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. Elaborate children's clothing might serve to separate those with means from those without them, however, there is a point when such adornment becomes merely ridiculous. In this particular case, the dress seems to have reached this level, even lending this sporting young boy an effeminate air even beyond the normal androgyny of youth.

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Ornate boy