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Rebutting Flirtatious Girls: The Life of Ethel M. Kimball

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The History Project

29 Stanhope Street

4th Floor

Boston, MA 02116

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On December 15th, 1922, James & Louise Hathaway were approached by Boston police regarding a possible attempted car theft. What followed was the unmasking of James’s true identity: James was actually Ethel Kimball of Allston. THP co-founder and board member Libby Bouvier will talk about what we do and do not know of Ethel Kimball’s remarkable story, including romantic adventures with women and multiple encounters with the law.

"Miss Kimball said that one of the greatest difficulties she found in posing as a man was in rebutting flirtatious girls…” – The Boston Globe, December 16, 1921

Doors and reception at 6:00PM, talk begins at 6:30, followed by a short Q&A.

Talks in the Out of the Archives Series are intimate events featuring focused topics, lively discussions, and selected photos and documents from the History Project Archives. All events in this series are held at The History Project, 29 Stanhope Street in Boston, unless otherwise noted. Events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required.

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