Unusual Victor-Victoria "Half-Man, Half-Woman" Edward Kelty Photo

Rare image and format (11x14) photo by Edward J. Kelty of the American Flashlight Co. The portrait is of "double-sexed" person Victor Victoria, a somewhat obscure "Half-andHalf" who nonetheless inspired, at least in name, the well-know Dustin Hoffman film. The details found in this portrait encompass the whole of this genre of performer, including the "divided down the center" costume that exposes on the right side the manly hairy chest and arm with leather band, in contrast to the elegant womanly details in the rest of the portrayal.

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