Some fabulous drag queens, female impersonators (an older term for drag queens) and cross dressers from past years.
Drag queen, acrobat and Vaudeville performer Barbette (Vander Clyde) in the 1920's. You can see a lot of photos of Barbette in this Pinterest board for example.
Fanny and Stella, London 1870's.
Edit: I got a tip from a reader that this artist would be Jackie Maye!
Edwardian superstar Julian Eltinge .
More from the 1920's and more from Paris; Francis Renault.
Images via Pinterest searches, original source may vary.