March 2, 2017

Norwegian Crossdressing: Incredible Private Early 1900s Photos Show Two Female Photographers Playing With Gender Roles

In the rather conservative of Horten, Norway, there once lived two women, Marie Høeg (1866-1949) and Bolette Berg (1872-1944), who run a photo studio together from 1895 to 1903. What their regular customers did not know, was that they were exploring gender in their spare time, alone or together with friends, and this lead to an amazing series of crossdressing photos, some of them also of a male to female crossdressing friend.

More than three decades after Høeg’s death in 1949, a box of the partners' glass plate negatives marked “private” was discovered on a farm where they once lived. The collection which was collated by the Preus Museum sees Marie Høeg as the main subject of the camera. It is thought that Bolette Berg is behind the camera.


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