A Rare And Remarkable Glimpse Into The Lives Of Trans Women In 1960s Paris

[caption id="attachment_199684" align="alignnone" width="610"] Christer Stromholm Shopping Day[/caption]

Swedish photographer Christer Stromholm had a remarkable vantage point, capturing a group of trans women who worked the streets of Paris' Place Blanche in the 1950s and '60s.

The photos, collected in 1983's Les Amies de Place Blanche, document the lives of these women, who have otherwise been rendered invisible to us. They find joy, and even glamour, struggling to survive and save money for gender confirmation surgery.

Take a look at some of Strömholm's photos below, and check out more at Transascity.

[caption id="attachment_199683" align="alignnone" width="610"]Christer2 Greetings On The Street[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_199686" align="alignnone" width="610"]Christer5 Belinda, 1967[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_199687" align="alignnone" width="610"]Christer6 The Date[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_199688" align="alignnone" width="610"]Christer7 Riding In Cars[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_199689" align="alignnone" width="608"]ChristerCover Nana[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_199685" align="alignnone" width="610"]Christer4 Gina, 1963[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_199855" align="alignnone" width="604"]Glamor Knows No Age, Glamor Knows No Age[/caption]

h/t: AllDay