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  1. Tiki Carpenter in drag as "The dancing Australian". Photographic postcard, ca. 1927.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to circa 1927?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  2. A British prisoner of war in drag, performing for "The Timbertown Follies", at a prisoner of war camp in Groningen. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The soldier is one of the stars of the Timbertown Follies, Mr. P.R. ("Mollie") MorganHe is dressed up for one of the many revues staged by some of the 1,500 or so members of the First Royal Naval B...
  3. A British prisoner of war in drag, wearing a delicate short dress, leans towards the viewer with his hands on his hips. Photographic postcard by E. Ohle, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He is wearing a decorative head band and is standing on stage with dark background scenery. Prisoner of war 'Vera' in camp drag in World War I. The camp is not identified, but presumably near the R...
  4. A couple of sailors, one in drag, pose together on stage. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag is dressed as a nurse and the other man is dressed in Naval Officer's uniform
  5. A couple, one in drag, pose together on stage. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  6. A drag pearly queen and her two kings pose for a group portrait. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The pearly queens appear relaxed posing in front of a blank sheet. Possibly a World War I concert party group, but if so subject matter is unusual
  7. A French prisoner of war posing in drag at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Tharan, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A man in drag poses standing by a table with a vase of flowers. The drag is in the high fashion of 1912: harem pants as influenced by the Russian Ballet and a wide brimmed feather trimmed hat. The ...
  8. A man in drag, poses wearing delicate attire; curled up on a piece of furniture. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  9. A man in drag poses wearing delicate attire; curled up on a piece of furniture. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: 'Elaine' has signed this lovely shot of himself in Middle Eastern drag, and dedicated it to 'Dolly'. A member of The Temple Belles concert party in France, World War I. We do not know which unit th...
  10. A man in drag sits pensively on a chair, on the deck of a ship. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man wears high-laced Jester boots and a headscarf, and could be playing the character of a pirate. Same subject as another photograph (Wellcome Library no. 2043350i)
  11. A man in drag, wearing a large bonnet, leans on a parasol whilst standing in front of a brick building. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Amateur cross dressing. A man dressed in elaborate lady's costume of ca. 1910, grinning broadly in an outdoor setting. European, possibly Belgian
  12. A man in ornate drag sits in a dog-cart and is pulled along the road by a man dressed in Chinese patterned robes and hat. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Private theatricals
  13. A performer in drag poses on stage wearing a head garment with sprawling feathers. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag faces the viewer, wearing a thinly-layered dress while holding a flowery prop, in front of a well-painted backdrop. An unidentified drag performer, World War I period. Highly profes...
  14. A prisoner of war acting in an internment camp in Dülmen, performing in drag, wearing a white dress and a dark hat. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A man in drag poses in front of a painted leafy background, holding a parasol (?) across his back. A convincing drag act at Dülmen internment camp. The subject 'Launay' is possibly a semi-professio...
  15. A prisoner of war dressed in drag. Photographic postcard by L. Soudan, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  16. A prisoner of war in drag, wearing a dress and white cloak, poses mid-movement with arms outstretched. Photographic postcard by Albert Melzer, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag is wearing small heels and a decorative head garment on stage. Unidentified prisoner of war camp drag. The costume is rather amateurishly produced using expensive materials: silk, m...
  17. A quick-change performer known as "Lanzetta"; inset in many small portraits. Photographic postcard by F. Célis, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A montage of French (?) female impersonator 'Lanzetta', presumably a quick-change artist from the large number (twenty) of female characters making up the composite
  18. A sailor called William Mills in drag and in naval uniform. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Unusual World War I period photograph showing Able Seaman William Mills in and out of costume as Lady Poppam. The image of William Mills ain drag appears to have been cutout and placed on a pencil-...
  19. A sailor in drag leans on a high stool, in front of patterned scenery. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He is wearing a plain dress and a hat, whilst leaning on a stool
  20. A sailor in drag sits on the deck of a ship in bright sunlight. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A good-looking and distinctly masculine young sailor sits on a deckchair on the deck of a ship wearing fashionable ladies' clothes of the 1900s. The outfit includes a wide silk skirt, well-made hat...
  21. A Ukrainian prisoner of war performing a dance at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Tharan, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  22. A ventriloquist in drag, known as "Thora ?". Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators, Ventriloquists
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  23. Actors dressed as a clowns, performing for "The Timbertown Follies", at a prisoner of war camp in Groningen. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  24. Actors gathered around a man in drag. Photographic postcard by The Fancy Dress Studio, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A group of men dressed in ragged working clothes gather round a matronly figure in drag as a cook with apron and mob cap. One of the men (third from left) is dressed as the popular music-hall perfo...
  25. Actors performing French theatre at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Two men are in drag and the other men are wearing smart attire. They are performing a scene on a very elaborate set
  26. Actors performing French theatre at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The actors pose for a group portrait around a table, some are in drag
  27. Actors performing 'L'idée de Françoise'. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  28. Actors sitting in front of an ambulance train, some in drag. Photograph, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  29. Actors, some in drag, performing at a prisoner of war camp in Belgium. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  30. Actors, some in drag, pose for a group portrait, in front of a large wooden doorway. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The actors are dressed in a variety of costumes as they sit and stand in rows facing the viewer. Probably a touring company of professional actors, ca. 1918-1920. A couple of them may be men in dra...
  31. Actors, some in drag; with the attention focused on a character sitting at a table. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Several characters look towards a man (in drag?) who sits at a small table. An elaborately constructed and painted set in an unidentified location. Theatrical performers are wearing a variety of co...
  32. Amateur actors in drag, pose on stage as "The Blackthorns". Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The four men all wear feathered head garments and particularly attractive 'exotic' drag: two are seated in the centre and two stand either side of the bench. They are members of 'The Blackthorns' c...
  33. Amateur actors in drag, wearing white dresses and dancing on stage. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Four men in drag dressed as fairies, posing in a line with their right arms pointing up and their left pointing downwards. Amateur theatricals in Bradford
  34. Amateur actors, one in drag, known as "The Bowbells"; posing for a group portrait. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Several men dressed as clowns surround the man in drag, sittiing either side; the man in drag has long pigtails. Four men are in army uniform
  35. Amateur actors, one in drag, perform a scene on stage. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Three animated actors are facing another character (a man in drag?), who stands in an open doorway. An amateur theatrical production circa 1920s, quite possibly of the perennially popular 'Charley'...
  36. Amateur actors performing "Carry On". Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Three actors (one in drag, another playing a clown) known as "The Buskers" perform 'Carry On'. 'The Buskers' may be the name of a military concert party in World War I, but not a professional troup...
  37. Amateur actors sitting down, surrounding a man in drag seated in the centre. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: An attractive group wearing different fancy dress costumes, with a central seated figure in summer drag. The man in drag wears the fashionable (circa 1915) white tiered lawn frock matched with a br...
  38. Amateur actors, some in drag, on stage attending to the death of a female character. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Some characters are dressed in military costume and all appear in profile, gazing towards the dying individual. Amateur theatricals at Worthing, with men and women both cross-dressed. Possibly at E...
  39. Amateur actors, some in drag, pose for a group portrait. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A man dressed as Charlie Chaplin stands on the far right. A couple of the group are dressed in drag wearing what look to be bona fide nurses' uniforms, so possibly a group at East Preston military ...
  40. Amateur actors, some in drag, pose on a crowded stage. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The actors fill the stage and are dressed as a variety of characters, including a man to the left with a large beard. A large theatrical group including children, performing a play on a biblical th...
  41. Amateur actors, some in drag, posing on stage for a group portrait. Photographic postcard by E. Pye, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  42. Amateur actors, some in drag, posing on stage for "Miquette & sa mere"; at Sennelager prisoner of war camp in Germany. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators, Prisoners of war, World War, 1914-1918
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  43. An actor in drag, known as "Gertie", poses mid-movement in a white dress. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: 'Gertie' has styled hair and is wearing white shoes as he looks directly at the viewer. A member of The Temple Belles concert party in France, World War I. We do not know which unit this troupe was...
  44. An actor, in drag, performing English theatre at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  45. An actor in drag, wearing a white fluffy-trim coat. Photographic postcard by Relph, ca. 1917-1918.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  46. An actor performing in drag. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  47. An actor performing in drag. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  48. An actor poses in character, as "Auntie Casey" (?). Process print, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag is wearing a long dress and a white hat, and has a long single pigtail
  49. An amateur actor in drag, holding flowers and a parasol, poses in front of delicately painted backdrop. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A man in drag poses wearing light robes and an ornate hat. A World War I concert party comedy drag act. The unidentified drag character is wearing androgynous 'Chinese' outfit and carrying chrysant...
  50. An amateur actor in drag holds up his impressive folded dress to one side. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag is posing with his right leg side-on as he holds up his dress. Amateur theatrical performer Mr. Vic Thorne, at Hyde, Cheshire, photographed in front of a painted drop at the studio ...
  51. An amateur actor in drag poses with an open parasol, in front of painted scenery. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Amateur drag behind the lines, early in World War I. An unidentified performer twirls a Japanese parasol and wears a plain and printed lawn summer outfit posed before a painted drop. Dressed as a g...
  52. An man in drag, wearing a large hat and veil, posing in a garden. Colour process print, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  53. An sailor poses in drag, wearing heavy fabric and a headband. Photographic postcard, ca. 1915-1916.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He stands, head tilted, in front of a white screen. A Royal Navy seaman attached to HMS Colossus, in a costume heavily influenced by the revue star Gaby Deslys, and entitled 'Gaby'. Mlle. Deslys wa...
  54. An soldier in a concert party poses in drag, wearing white and holding a chair, standing in front of a train. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A young man in lacy tiered summer dress with a wide crowned hat. He has his face partly in shadow, with one foot on the chair, almost on top of the railway lines. Unlocated, but from the wooden hut...
  55. An soldier in drag, dressed in a bonnet and holding an umbrella. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Unidentified subject and location. A heavily made-up man in drag outdoor dress leans on an umbrella. He wags a finger at a stuffed toy dog seated on a bentwood chair. This is obviously an army camp...
  56. A.P. Holland in drag posing for the Bow Bells concert party. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A.P. Holland, a member of the Bow Bells Concert party attached to 56th (London) Division. He is demurely dressed in a fashionable afternoon outfit of fine patterned net or lace embroidered with str...
  57. Belgian prisoners of war, some in drag, performing a play at Friedberg camp, Germany . Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  58. Belgian prisoners of war, some in drag, sit at a table within a very detailed stage set at Friedberg camp, Germany. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: One man in drag looks out from the table, ignoring the guests, with a slightly vacant expression; the other characters engage in conversation. They are performing the play 'Ce bon Mr. Zoetebeek', ...
  59. Bert Errol in drag, wearing a light dress. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  60. British prisoners of war in cowboy and cowgirl costumes posing at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Tharan, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A man in cowgirl costume poses with a man in cowboy costume in front of a sparsely painted backdrop. Commercially produced Western films from Hollywood enjoyed great popularity in Europe from 1911 ...
  61. British prisoners of war, one in drag, posing for "The Timbertown Follies", at a prisoner of war camp in Groningen. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag poses holding a tall white stick in the centre of the stage; two men lean in from the sides of the stage set. The photograph demonstrates the high level of professionalism which we...
  62. British prisoners of war, one in drag, posing for "The Timbertown Follies", at a prisoner of war camp in Groningen. Process print, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Molly Morgan, drag star of the Timbertown Follies, performing a Pierrot number: he sits on top of a piano, wearing a white dress, surrounded by men dressed as pierrotsOne of the many revues staged ...
  63. British prisoners of war performing a circus act for "The Timbertown Follies", at a prisoner of war camp in Groningen. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Circus, Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  64. British prisoners of war performing a show at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus, with Dover cliffs backdrop. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: One man in drag poses in summer attire, standing arm in arm with a man dressed in black evening wear with a top hat. They are dressed for a day at the races, circa 1912. The man in drag is dressed ...
  65. British prisoners of war performing at a show at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Tharan, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Two men in drag wearing sailor outfits, sit on the lap of a man, in front of a painted backdrop. The man dressed as a pretty cowgirl in another photograph (Wellcome Library no. 2043291i) is here dr...
  66. British prisoners of war posing in beach attire for a show at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Thiran, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A man in drag poses with a man in swim wear, in front of a seaside backdrop. The standing man wears a striped cotton full-length bathing suit, the seated 'lady' wears what would have been (for the ...
  67. British prisoners of war, some in drag, posing on stage arm in arm at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Tharan, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  68. British servicemen in drag acting out a cooking class. Photograph, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910s
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Men in drag behind a long table. with a large fabric backdrop. A British concert party somewhere in the Middle East towards the end of World War I. A crude stage set has been erected on bare earth....
  69. British servicemen performing a sketch on the power of the press. Photograph, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A British concert party somewhere in the Middle East towards the end of World War I. A group of fifteen men in various costumes in a tableau entitled 'The power of the press'. Several wear smock-dr...
  70. British servicemen performing a sketch. Photograph, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A British concert party somewhere in the Middle East towards the end of World War I, performing a tableau entitled 'The picnic on Highgate Hill' (according to inscription on verso). The majority of...
  71. British soldiers in a concert party, one in drag, pose as "The Whizz Bangs". Postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag is seated in the centre, surrounded by men dressed as pierrots; the group sit outside on wooden boxes. Men of the 46th (North Midlands) Division performing as Pierrots with their co...
  72. British soldiers in France, one in drag, pose for a group portrait. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A private from the Royal Army Medical Corps poses with a group of performers behind the lines in France, World War I. The actors sit and stand, dressed as a variety of characters, on a street paved...
  73. British soldiers, two in drag, pose for a group portrait, in front of a detailed backdrop. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The men in drag are being embraced by uniformed men, whilst other men in British army uniforms pose in the background. A divisional concert party in France, World War I. Men from all the units depl...
  74. C. Rittfar, a man in drag, wearing an elaborate hat and dress. Process print, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He is holding flowers next to a very tall, narrow stool; his portrait has been printed on a white background. Convincing supposedly amateur female impersonation: the subject wears high-quality, hig...
  75. Characters on the set of a play. Photographic postcard. 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators, World War, 1914-1918
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  76. Charlie Bray in character as a Dutch girl. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Child actors, Clog dancing, Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  77. Con Oram laces A.P. Holland (in drag) into a boned corset in a show for the Bow bells concert party. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Corsets, Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  78. Concert party performers, one in drag, pose for a group portrait. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A group of concert party performers at an unidentified location behind the lines, World War I. A typical 'Follies' Pierrot group with central drag star
  79. Concert party performers, some in drag, pose for a group portrait. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  80. Dan Godfrey dressed in Pierrette costume, performing for "The Timbertown Follies" at a prisoner of war camp in Groningen. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Commercially produced postcard of Mr. Dan Godfrey, performing with the Timbertown Follies interned in Groningen 1914-1918. He is dressed in a Pierrette costume copied almost exactly from Pelissier'...
  81. Dick Horn and Harry Brandon dressed as pantomime dames for the Bow Bells concert party. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Two men in drag stand smiling wearing dark robes and large feathery hats.They are Dick Horn and Harry Brandon of the Bow Bells concert party attached to 56th (London) Division in France, 1916-1917....
  82. Eddie Edwards, an actor in drag, wearing a white fabric robe, holding a bouquet of flowers. Photographic postcard by L.E. Muller, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  83. Eleven sailors performing in a play on the Ark Royal. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A man dressed as an Ottoman soldier marshals the group, five of the men are in drag. A concert party on HMS Ark Royal, a merchant ship converted to an aircraft carrier, which took part in the Galli...
  84. Entertainers, one in drag, pose in a line in front of foliage. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The men are dressed in all white attire looking towards the viewer. A well-dressed and -organized concert party called 'The Victory Boys', World War I. Unit/division unidentified
  85. Ernest Rees in character as an old lady. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  86. Four British servicemen performing a sketch with vehicles. Photograph, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A British concert party somewhere in the Middle East towards the end of World War I, performing a tableau entitled 'The picnic on Highgate Hill' (according to inscription on verso). On the left a m...
  87. Four soldiers posing, three in drag, with an injured soldier seated in the centre. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: An unidentified costume party group standing around a central seated man in a dressing gown with a bandaged foot. The hastily improvised drag worn by three of the subjects would indicate a less wel...
  88. Fred Penley dressed as a clown holding a wreath, performing for "The Timbertown Follies" at a prisoner of war camp in Groningen. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  89. French or Belgian soldiers performing "Les phares Soubigou". Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: French or Belgian soldiers performing a scene from Les Phares Soubigou, a popular comedy in three acts by Tristan Bernard, first produced in 1913.
  90. French prisoners of war, one in drag, gather round a small wooden table. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag is wearing a white veil. Prisoner of war camp theatricals: three of the men are wearing French military uniform; one is dressed as a street tough. Unidentified location, World War I
  91. French prisoners of war, one in drag, performing a show at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus, with an elaborate stage set. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A man with a top hat looks over towards a couple (one is in drag) who are sitting on a bench. A group of very well costumed French POWs performing in a painted 'salon' set
  92. French prisoners of war performing a play at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Tharan, 1916-1917.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  93. French prisoners of war performing a show at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Tharan, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: An unusually intimate scene, romantically posed with one figure in drag being embraced by two uniformed soldiers.
  94. French prisoners of war performing "Mam'zelle Totoche" at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Tharan, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  95. George Robey poses in character, with sunbeam eye make-up. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  96. German prisoners of war, one in drag, propose a toast during a performance at Leigh prisoner of war camp, Lancashire. Photographic postcard by H. Attenborough, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag is hoisted up in the centre of the stage, as lots of male characters lift their tankards. At the start of 1914 the Lilford Weaving Company began building a new mill in Leigh, Lancas...
  97. German soldiers, some in drag, pose round a table at a concert party. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  98. Gus Garrick in character. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  99. Gus Garrick in drag as a pantomime dame. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  100. Harold Chapman and Mark Leslie performing a revue for the Bow Bells. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Harold Chapman in drag is being pointed at by Mark Leslie in black make-up, as both lean on geometric plinths. They were members of the 56th (London) Division concert party, called Bow Bells, which...
  101. Harold Chapman in drag poses with Mark Leslie dressed as a Golliwog, in an act for the Bow Bells. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators, Golliwogs
    Description: Two members of the Bow Bells Concert party attached to 56th (London) Division. The very pretty Mr. Harold Chapman in drag with Mark Leslie playing a golliwog (as invented by the illustrator Florenc...
  102. K. Scott-Barrie in character as "The entertainer". Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  103. K. Scott-Barrie in character as "The entertainer". Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  104. Lyell Johnson & Fred Groome, music hall performers, one in drag, pose as a bride and a clergyman. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The bride smiles and the clergyman looks somewhat surprised, looking in the direction of the viewer. Professionally produced publicity card for Lyell Johnson and Fred Groome, circa 1910. An obscure...
  105. Malcolm Scott in character as a "Gibson Girl". Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  106. Malcolm Scott in character as an English queen. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  107. Malcolm Scott in character as Boadicea. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  108. Malcolm Scott in character as "Salome". Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  109. Malcolm Scott, smoking a cigarette. Photographic postcard by J.G. Capstaff, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919
    Topics: Female impersonators, Smoking
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  110. Max Jenss, in drag. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  111. McMahon and King, two actors made up as blackface minstrels, with King in drag. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators, Minstrel music
    Description: King looks over his shoulder, whilst McMahon in a top hat holds out his finger, pointing. Blackface minstrels (white actors with faces blackened to represent negroes) were a popular form of enterta...
  112. Morris Harvey and H. G. Pélissier in "Count Hannibal". Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  113. Morris Harvey, H. G. Pélissier, and Lewis Sydney in "Count Hannibal". Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The actors during a scene of the play, within an elaborate stage setThey are in drag playing characters in the "potted" (condensed) 1911 play by Pelissier based on the 1901 novel Count Hannibal: a ...
  114. Prisoners of war performing a play at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  115. Prisoners of war, some in drag, posing on stage during a crowded scene of "Noblesse oblige"; at Sennelager prisoner of war camp in Germany. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators, Prisoners of war, World War, 1914-1918
    Description: Several people are standing talking, some are dressed as policemen (?). They are mounting a production of an unidentified farce or comedy entitled 'Noblesse Oblige!'. The salon set is the same one ...
  116. Prisoners of war, some in drag, posing on stage in 'Miquette et sa mere' at Sennelager prisoner of war camp in Germany. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators, Prisoners of war, World War, 1914-1918
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  117. Professional actors, some in drag, dance on a lawn as "Promenade dancers". Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Couples, featuring men in drag, wear all-white as they dance in a line stretching back across the lawn; with rows of residential houses in the background
  118. Robert Bertin in drag as Clotilde Alégria, posing with a gun. Process print, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Robert Bertin was the foremost French female impersonator of the first decade of the twentieth century. He was a skilled impersonator of some of the stars of the French popular theatre. Here he imi...
  119. Russian prisoners of war in smart attire performing a show at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Tharan, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: One of the actors is in drag, hugging a seated gentleman, as another man leans to the right of the chair. The performers are wearing good quality costumes; the drag costume on the left is well-cut,...
  120. Russian prisoners of war performing a show at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus, with flower-bed prop. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  121. Russian soldiers in drag, posing very close together, in front of a plain background. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The actors are dressed in a variety of fabrics and pose almost like a human-pyramid. Most unusual Russian-published photograph of five men in stylish drag, World War I period. Military concert part...
  122. Sailors, one in drag, performing "The Rivals". Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag sits in the centre of two men in smart attire, on a bench. A concert party on board ship, World War I period.
  123. Sailors posing as a couple, one in drag, as they embrace through a window. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag is sitting on a bench, wearing elaborate dress; holding hands with a man dressed as a sailor, who leans through a window above
  124. Sailors, some in drag, performing a scene on stage. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  125. Sailors, some in drag, posing for a group portrait within a highly-detailed stage set. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Subjects in the uniform of Royal Navy ABSs (Able Seamen) pose with actors in costume including four drag characters, in a 'domestic' setting. Unlocated, World War I period. The actors pose together...
  126. Sailors, some in drag, stand on stage performing a scene. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in the centre is wearing a checked suit and gestures to a man at the end of the stage; whilst several other characters react
  127. Sailors with men in drag outside a building. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A group of men wearing predominantly naval uniforms pose with with others in drag
  128. Servicemen performing a play, in front of the stage. Photographic postcard. 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Three of the performers are in drag, one is in military dress. There is a man on the stage in the background, the Union Jack is to the left and a variant of the Japanese flag to the right. . Some o...
  129. Six sailors, one in drag, pose for a group portrait on the deck of H.M.S. St. George. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  130. Soldiers, one in drag, performing in a concert party as "The Bow Bells"; posing for a group portrait. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Harold Chapman of the Bow Bells and his Pierrot chorus. Several pierrots surround the man in drag, kneeling either side; the man in drag is reading a note and has long pigtails. They were members o...
  131. Soldiers, one in drag, performing in the concert party for Mesopotamia, posing around a piano. Photographic postcard by Hana Studios, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The men appear dressed as clowns except for the man in drag. They are members of the 'Personality' concert party, 'the official concert party for Mesopotamia', wearing costumes closely based on Pe...
  132. Soldiers, one in drag, with a donkey and cart, posing on the grass in front of trees. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The men are standing in a line behind the two characters in the cart. A charming and unusual outdoor scene, with members of an unidentified concert party behind the lines in France, World War I, dr...
  133. Soldiers, some in drag, performing in the concert party "The Goods". Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Two characters at the centre of the stage are fighting over something, surrounded by other actors. The company "The Goods" was attached to the 58th (London) Division in France. The concert party fo...
  134. Soldiers, some in drag, pose on stage; two men in drag face each other in the centre. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Various characters are on stage; including male actors wearing black make-up and feathers round their heads. A wide variety of uniforms and costumes in this unidentified British concert party behin...
  135. Three actors, one in drag, posing in a tableau. Process print, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  136. Three men performing a scene from a play. Photographic postcard. 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: One of the performers is in drag, one is a clown and the other is dressed in evening wear. French or Belgian, World War I period. Pierrot pleads with Columbine. This well-decorated set has been ere...
  137. Three musicians, one in drag, in bizarre masks for an "Olympia" masked ball. Photographic postcard by Brincker, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  138. Three sailors, two in drag wearing pierrette costumes, pose on deck. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Sailors left and right in drag as Pierrettes in costumes based on Pelissier's Follies. The man in the centre is wearing a large false moustache
  139. Two actors, both in drag, pose in character as old women. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  140. Two actors performing for "The Timbertown Follies" at a prisoner of war camp in Groningen. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A man in drag is seated in front of a gentleman, both are wearing evening attire. They are two of the stars of the Timbertown Follies, Mr. P.R. ("Mollie") Morgan and Mr. D.G. Harrison.A scene from ...
  141. Two amateur actors, both in drag, having a drink on stage. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The two characters perform a scene on a very detailed and furnished stage set; both are seated at a table. Amateur drag depicted without location on a British photographic postcard. One performer w...
  142. Two amateur actors embrace on the deck of a ship; one is in drag, the other is kneeling on one knee. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag wears high boots and a headscarf and could be playing the character of a pirate. Same subject as in Wellcome Library no. 2043344i, with a different young man kneeling before him, we...
  143. Two amateur actors in drag, wearing elaborate costume. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Two young men wearing very elaborate, but distinctly amateur drag, in pre-World War I fashions. The man on the left wears a hat with very long feathers, which arch over the man on the right, who is...
  144. Two amateur actors, one in drag as 'Charley's Aunt', greet each other in front of painted scenery. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag is dressed in white and is holding a small fan. He is greeted by a man in smart attire with a top hat. Amateur drag behind the lines, early in World War I, with the same backdrop as...
  145. Two British prisoners of war, one in drag, posing for "The Timbertown Follies", at a prisoner of war camp in Groningen. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  146. Two British soldiers performing as clowns for "The Timbertown Follies", at a prisoner of war camp in Groningen. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: One man is in drag as a female clown, seated on a swing, with the male clown standing behind. Both wear white geometric patterned costume. Two performers from 'The Timbertown Follies'.This is a ver...
  147. Two characters played by Shaun Glenville, one in male and one in female garb. Photographic print by Fielding, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  148. Two English prisoners of war dressed for a show at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Posing before an elaborate painted drop, a standing figure wearing partial naval officer's uniform has his arm round the seated soldier who wears elaborate drag consisting of a high waisted frock i...
  149. Two men, one in drag, dressed as bride and groom. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  150. Two men, one in drag, posing in front of a doorway. Photograph, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Two men, one is seated in drag, wear smart summer attire in front of a large doorway. Subjects and location unidentified: probably a World War I concert party
  151. Two men, one in drag, the other dressed as a cowboy, pose in front of a plain background. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  152. Two men seated together on stage. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: One man is in drag seating on the other man's lap, in front of a painted backdrop. The same figure in drag as in Wellcome Library no. 2043037i is seated on the lap of a different man, dressed in a...
  153. Two prisoners of war, one in drag, pose with a chair. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  154. Two sailors, one in drag, embracing while sitting on a stage balcony. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Two Royal Navy sailors in an intimate pose, World War I period. One is in drag, wearing a girl's sailor suit and a long dark wig, a fashionable and well-observed costume: note the 'cupid's bow' lip...
  155. Two sailors, one in drag, pose on deck holding props. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag is looking away from the viewer and his companion is wearing a false moustache. A Pierrot revue on board ship. Pierrot is wearing a sailor's pea-jacket, adapted to resemble the typi...
  156. Two sailors, one in drag, sit on stage at a table, in front of very detailed scenery. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man on the left has make-up, is smoking a cigar and wearing a checked suit; the man in drag sits opposite, holding an umbrella (?)
  157. Two soldiers embracing on a bale of hay, one in drag. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A soldier in drag is gazing into the eyes of the other, the former is dubbed "The camp darling". Army Post office cancellation for 1912. A concert party scene with a Colour sergeant from the 12th H...
  158. Two soldiers playing in a military concert party embrace: one is in drag and the other is wearing a kilt. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A sergeant in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in a close embrace with a man dressed in what would seem to be a hastily improvised drag consisting of a working girl's overall and Red Cross cap. ...
  159. Jerry Joyce posing in drag. Process print, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1914 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  160. A man dressed in drag as a cowgirl. Photographic postcard, ca. 1915-1920.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1915? to 1920?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A humorous photograph of ca. 1915-1920 taken at the Fancy Dress Studio, Tottenham Court Road, London. A gawky and lantern-jawed 'cowgirl' in a terrible wig poses with a taxidermy horse
  161. A man in drag (Charlie) sits face-on, wearing detailed costume, with a window painted on the backdrop. Photographic postcard, 1919.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1919
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man smiles, with his head tilted slightly and legs crossed, gazing out towards the viewer. Photograph of 'Charlie' sent back to his sister from Egypt in 1919, where one may assume he was part o...
  162. Actors, one in drag, performing on stage as "The Curios". Photographic postcard, ca. 1918-1920.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1918? to 1920?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag is wearing white and stands to the right of the stage, with a line of men in white suits, all adopting the same pose of pointing towards the man in drag. Some of the men's faces are...
  163. An ensemble cast of British soldiers, some in drag, pose on stage. Photographic postcard, 1919.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1919
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The characters are in a long line across the stage, some are seated, others standing, in a variety of costumes including 'realistic' and comic drag. Lanterns hang from the stage set. An unidentifie...
  164. Members of 'The Stars' concert party, two soldiers in drag and two as pierrots, pose around a bench. Photographic postcard, 1919.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1919
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: According to inscription on verso of print catalogued, they are members of 'The Stars' concert party attached to the R.A.M.C. 6th Field Ambulance at Cambrai, in January 1919. The two men in drag ar...
  165. Men on a large stage set. Photographic postcard. 191- - 192-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A beautiful large chorus group on an ambitiously painted 'neo-classical' stage set with painted pillars, curtains and flats, and a small battleship painted on the 'proscenium arch'. Ten of the perf...
  166. Sailors in theatrical costume. Photographic postcard, 1919.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1919
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A group of seamen in fancy dress costumes on board HMS Danae. Four are blacked up, four are in drag, one is dressed as a pearly king. One wears a badge 'Baltic 1918', whence this newly- built ship ...
  167. Seven men on stage set of "The seven acorns". Photographic postcard, 1918-1920.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1918 to 1920?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Six men in evening dress and a man seated on a prop in drag. A concert party on the ill-fated battleship HMS Royal Oak, circa 1918-20 (the ship was sunk after being torpedoed in Scapa Flow in Octob...
  168. Three actors in drag, posing in a variety of costumes; in front of a basket on the floor. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1918 to 1920?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  169. Foster and Ninon in character, having a conversation. Photographic postcard, 192- (?).

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1918 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  170. Actors in pantomime in Brighton: S. West playing King Robert of Remlaf and H. Taylor in drag as Queen Aggie of Remlaf. Photographic postcard.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1999
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Amateur theatricals in Brighton. The Queen was a popular Dame figure in pantomime. Identities of cast members from pencil inscription on verso of print catalogued. Remlaf is a palindrome of Falmer,...
  171. Henri Defreyn in drag as a geisha. Process print after G. Dupont, 19--.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1999?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Henri Defreyn performing a parody of Sada Yacco, geisha and actress. The extremely popular Japanese entertainer Sada Yacco had toured the world 1900-1903 and caused a sensation wherever she went. S...
  172. John Lindstrom in drag. Photographic postcard, 19--.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1999
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  173. Ralph Mellor in drag. Photographic postcard by L.S. Langfier, 19--.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1999
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  174. Reg Wright in drag. Photographic postcard by Dyche, 19--.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1999
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  175. Stanley Cooke in drag as Charley's aunt. Photographic postcard, 19-- (?).

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1999?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Publicity postcard for Stanley Cook in 'Charley's aunt', the phenomenally successful farce by Brandon Thomas, which broke all theatre records in London when, after its opening in 1893, it ran for 1...
  176. A sailor holds hands with a man in elaborate drag. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1999?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A naval officer holds hand with a man in an exotic dancer's costume. Location unidentified.