She was a young woman in her early 20s who lived by
her wits. She could fight like a man, and looked great in a suit, tie
and derby. She smoked, drank and ran with a rough crowd. She was
reputedly close to the city's gang leaders and very familiar with the
insides of a jail cell, having spent time there for theft, vagrancy,
selling liquor to the Indians, resisting arrest and other offenses. She
was jugged once in Portland for violating the Mann Act by allegedly
transporting a woman over a state line for immoral purposes. The woman
was her partner, a Seattle prostitute who "posed" as her wife.
Meet Nell Pickerell, aka Harry Allen, aka (sometimes) Harry Livingston,
a cross-dressing troublemaker with a tough background and a penchant
for getting attention. Read more here.