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15 May 2013

Catherine Bruce, New York 1968

Diane Arbus is famous for her photographs of transvestites, although she didn't really take that many such photographs.  Her transvestites are rarely given names, and only a few of them look as if they could pass on the street or go shopping without drawing attention.

The major exception is Catherine Bruce, also referred to as Bruce Catherine.   Presumably her two first names.   Diane photographed Catherine on a park bench, then in her underwear as home, then as a naked man, and then as Bruce on a bench:

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