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A circa 1890 cabinet card used by Warren Bunkerr in advertising his Prince Zelldo snake charming act.

Monmouth drag queen toured world as exotic dancer and clairvoyant

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Bunkerr took out this 1887 ad in the New York Clipper to promote his female impersonation act.
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A 1908 advertisement for Bunkerr’s millinery shop in Alexandria, La., also advertised his foot ointment and his clairvoyant powers.
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A photograph of Warren Bunkerr in drag, published in the San Francisco Dramatic Review.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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