Title

Sex and the Progressive Era City: Tyler City Ordinances Dealing with Cross-Dressing, Prostitution, and Goo-Goo Eyes

Streaming Media

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-5-2013

Abstract

This presentation takes a look at three Tyler city ordinances from the latter 1800s and early 1900s. The first, from the surviving 1888 ordinance book, prohibits people from appearing in public "in a dress not belonging to his or her sex." The second prohibits keeping "a bawdy house or a house of ill fame." The third, from 1918, prohibits men from making "goo-goo eyes" at women in public places.

Persistent identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/10950/504