Wesley in Red Floral Dress - December 1974

Wesley in Red Floral Dress - December 1974
December 1974

Benedict A. “Wesley” Trautwein was a drag performer from Waldwick, NJ. He grew up in Central PA while also working for the PA State Department of Revenue. As a drag performer, he was part of The Jewel Box Revue, a touring female drag troupe (1932-1975), and used the stage name Francis Parker. After he left The Jewel Box Revue, he moved back to Harrisburg, PA where he continued to perform at local bars and clubs. Trautwein passed away in 2003.

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Gift of Joe Russian and Frank Pines
LGBT-104 Benedict A. ''Wesley'' Trautwein Collection
Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections