back to top

23 Pictures That Show Gender Rules Were Always Meant To Be Broken

A look back at how gender norms were blurred during the early 20th century, presented by Getty Images.

Posted on
Kirn Vintage Stock / Getty Images

Left: A person shows off their dress in 1910. Right: Vesta Tilley, an English male impersonator and singer who gained fame during World War I, sits for a portrait in 1904.


Want more? Check out more pictures celebrating LGBT Pride Month at Getty Images.

BuzzFeed's resident photo geek.

Contact Gabriel H. Sanchez at

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.