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  1. "Divine" in character, wearing a "Heaven" t-shirt. Colour photographic postcard, 198-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1980 to 1988?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  2. Hinge and Bracket in character, posing in a garden. Photograph, 198-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1980 to 1989?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  3. "Daytimers" double-act in drag. Process print, 197-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1970 to 1979?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Two actors in drag wearing adorned dresses and large styled hair for publicity material. The two actors are inset dressed as themselves in circular portraits. A 1970s publicity flier for 'The Dayti...
  4. Dick Emery waving in a park. Photograph, 197-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1970 to 1979?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He is wearing a patterned tracksuit with matching hat; he is smiling towards the viewer. A publicity release photograph with printed signature of Dick Emery (1915-1983), British comic. Emery was es...
  5. Vicky White in drag (?). Process print, 197-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1970 to 1979?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  6. A large group of men in drag at Club 82, New York City. Process print, 196-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1960 to 1969?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  7. Chris Shaw in drag. Photograph, 196-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1960 to 1969?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  8. Danny La Rue in drag. Photograph, 196-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1960 to 1969?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  9. Danny La Rue in drag. Photograph, 196-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1960 to 1969?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He wears a white fur stole, black gloves and has styled blonde hair. Danny La Rue at the height of his fame, mid-1960s. Daniel Carroll (1927-2009) was born in Cork, Ireland, but brought up in centr...
  10. Danny La Rue in men's clothes. Photograph, 196-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1960 to 1969?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  11. Terry Durham in drag. Photograph, 196-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1960 to 1969?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  12. Mrs. Shufflewick (Rex Jameson), in drag character, holding a cup of tea. Photograph, ca. 1955.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1955
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  13. A man in drag standing on a stage. Photographic postcard, 195-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1950 to 1959?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  14. 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.
  15. A sailor in drag on S.S. Caronia. Photograph, 195-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1950 to 1959?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Very convincing amateur drag, mid 1950s.An unidentified merchant seamen on board S.S. Caronia. The Merchant Navy to some degree provided a bolt-hole for many 'obvious' homosexuals in the 1950s, whe...
  16. Jimmy De Lancy in drag. Photographic postcard, 195-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1950 to 1959
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  17. Jimmy O'Dea in character as Mrs. Biddy Mulligan. Photograph, 195-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1950 to 1959?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  18. Men in drag at Club My-O-My, New Orleans. Colour process print, 195-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1950 to 1959?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A publicity card for Club My-O-My in the French Quarter of New Orleans, which was in operation from ca. 1930 until it was destroyed by fire in 1972. The club presented cross-dressed 'glamor drag' a...
  19. Men in drag at Club My-O-My, New Orleans. Colour process print, 195-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1950 to 1959?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A publicity card for Club My-O-My in the French Quarter of New Orleans, which was in operation from ca. 1930 until it was destroyed by fire in 1972. The club presented cross-dressed 'glamor drag' a...
  20. Sailors in drag on S.S. Caronia. Photograph, 195-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1950 to 1959?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  21. Douglas Byng in drag during a pantomime. Photograph, 1952.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1952
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Douglas Byng in high glamour drag in the early fifties: he wears a white fur stole, has styled blonde hair and wears a long white dress, standing in front of an embossed leather screen. The English...
  22. Alan Haynes and Terry Gardener performing in drag in their revue 'Why go to Paris". Photograph, 1950.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1950
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The actors, in drag, wear matching costumes with huge bonnets; posing mid-dance whilst illuminated by a spotlight. A small snapshot of Alan Haynes and Terry Gardener, two of the original stars of '...
  23. Douglas Byng in drag. Photograph, 1950.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1950
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He is wearing a fluffy outfit, spectacles and styled dark hair; smiling beyond the eye-line of the viewer. A fan photograph of Douglas Byng circa 1950 in one of his numerous cabaret performances, w...
  24. A man in drag poses on a beach. Photograph, 1949.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1949
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A private snapshot. The subject poses on a beach wearing ladies' clothes: he wears a large hat and a summer dress, holding up a handbag as he smiles at the viewer
  25. 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,...
  26. 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...
  27. 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’.
  28. 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’.
  29. 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’.
  30. 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...
  31. Tommie Rose in drag. Photograph, 1948.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1948
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  32. Bert Ward in drag as a glamorous woman. Photographic postcard, 1947.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1947
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  33. Peter Love posing in drag. Photograph, 194-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1945 to circa 1950
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The actor in drag is naked, sitting upright, wearing elbow-length gloves and heels. He is side-on and turns his head to face the viewer, gazing downwards, with big blonde hair and make-up. A risqué...
  34. Ronnie Stewart in drag for 'Soldiers in skirts'. Photograph, 1947.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1947
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  35. 'Vic' (or Vi?) in drag. Photographic postcard, 194-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1945 to 1949?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He poses wearing a white fluffy scarf, black dress and holding a cigarette; with styled blonde hair. He is sitting on a stool in front of musical note projections. Fan photograph of an unidentified...
  36. Bert O'Dare in drag, performing on stage. Photographic postcard, 1946.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1946
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  37. George Harris in drag as a young woman. Photograph, 1946.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1946
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He wears a beaded hairband and a low cut dress, posing in profile with dark curly hair
  38. Louis Hayden in drag. Process print, 1946.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1946
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He has dark styled hair and wears a feathered garment; he is posing face-on looking just above the line of the viewer
  39. Terry Gardener in drag. Photograph, 1946.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1946
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  40. Jimmy Slater in drag. Photographic postcard, 1945.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1945
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He is wearing a delicately patterned dress, has styled blonde hair and is smiling at the viewer. Jimmy Slater (1896-1996) enjoyed one of the longest and most successful careers as a drag artist, en...
  41. An actor in drag, performing on stage at the Windmill Theatre. Photograph by Mme Yvonne, 194-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1940 to 1949?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  42. An actor in drag, performing on stage. Photograph by Mme Yvonne, 194-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1940 to 1949?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  43. An actor in drag. Photograph, 194-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1940 to 1949?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  44. An actor in drag, posing for a portrait. Photograph by Mme Yvonne, 194-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1940 to 1949?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  45. An actor in drag, posing for a portrait. Photograph by Mme Yvonne, 194-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1940 to 1949?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Apparently dressed as a comic working-class woman, he wears a long skirt and a coat, and holds a (dog-shaped?) bag on stage. The bag has polka dots which match his top
  46. An actor in drag, posing for a portrait. Photograph by Mme Yvonne, 194-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1940 to 1949?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  47. An actor in drag, posing for a portrait. Photograph by Mme Yvonne, 194-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1940 to 1949?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The actor in drag wears a low cut dress and sparkling earrings; with dark hair and a sparkly choker
  48. An actor in drag, posing in a studio. Photograph by Mme Yvonne, 194-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1940 to 1949?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The actor in drag wears a dress with black zig-zags and a large feathered hat; standing next to a small table with a vase of flowers
  49. George Coutts in drag. Photographic postcard, 194-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1940 to 1949?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  50. Harry Gordon performing in drag. Photographic postcard, 194-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1940 to 1949?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The actor in drag is dressed in day clothes
  51. Men in drag pose outside dressed in summer attire. Photograph, 194-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1940 to 1949?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  52. Paul Pitt in drag, posing in flowery garments. Photographic postcard, 194-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1940 to 1949?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  53. "Sisters 'B'" in drag. Photographic postcard, 194-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1940 to 1949?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: 'Sisters B', European drag double act, 1940s. The two performers pose in matching costumes with huge feather adornments
  54. Wilfred Watson in drag. Photographic postcard.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1940 to 1949?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  55. Actors, some in drag, pose at a "French" concert party. Photographic postcard, 1942.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1942
    Topics: Female impersonators, World War, 1939-1945
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  56. Terry Bartlett in drag. Photographic postcard, 1938.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1938
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  57. Bartlett and Ross in drag pose in profile, with matching hair and make-up. Photographic postcard, 1937/1938.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1937 to 1938?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  58. German actors, some in drag, gather on stage at a party. Photographic postcard, 1930-45.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1930? to 1945?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The actors, playing a variety of characters, are drinking and in conversation on stage, with lanterns hanging from the layered stage ceiling. A German amateur theatrical (presumably military) group...
  59. Members of "Harry Gold's Margate Entertainers", one in drag, pose for a group portrait. Photographic postcard, 1937.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1937
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The group pose together wearing matching white summer attire and the men also have straw hats. Harry Gold (born Patrick Ricks; 1866-1946) started a troupe of entertainers in Margate as early as 190...
  60. Members of "Harry Gold's Margate Entertainers", one in drag, pose for a group portrait. Photographic postcard, 1937.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1937
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  61. Bert and Henri, in character; wearing evening dress, one of them in drag. Photographic postcard, 1936.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1936
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  62. Terry Bartlett in drag. Photograph, 193-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1930 to circa 1940
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The actor, in drag, wears a thin black dress and sits looking upwards smiling; with styled blonde hair. He holds his lower leg with one hand as his knee is upright, drawn in towards his torso. The ...
  63. A man in drag poses on some grass, wearing a long thick coat. Photograph, 1934.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1934
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He stands looking away from the viewer, with one hand denoting a small height, as he holds it out halfway up his body. He is also wearing a beret
  64. A man in drag singing. Photographic postcard, 193-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1930 to 1939?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  65. A young man in elaborate drag sits in front of a painted sky backdrop. Photographic postcard, 1934.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1934
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: An unidentified young man in a stylish and expensive-looking costume, consisting of satin shoes and a tiered lace and tulle gown, the whole topped by a plumed and sequinned toque headdress
  66. Billie Manders in character. Photographic postcard by J.A. Harding, 193-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1930 to 1939?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Billie Manders wearing a black dress and raising the sides of his skirt. He was a popular Rhyl-based female impersonator: he and his troupe 'The Quaintesques' were concert party entertainers from t...
  67. Two young boys in single beds applying make-up and perfume to themselves. Colour process print after Rob-Vel, 193-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1930 to 1939?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Romantic fantasy and comic postcards, and photographs on gender and masculinity.
  68. Henry, a man in drag, wearing a white fur stole. Photograph, 1933.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1933
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He wears very neat make-up and a silk(?) robe; gazing away from the viewer. Glamour drag with inscription which may refer to Chicago World's Fair of 1933. The hair and make-up are heavily influence...
  69. Passengers on RMS Armadale Castle, some in drag, pose for a group portrait. Photographic postcard, 1933.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1933
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Passengers (and possibly crew) on board ship holding a costume party. Cross-dressing, as usual on such occasions, was the order of the day
  70. Paul Kemp in drag as Charley's aunt. Photographic postcard, 1933/1934.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1933 to 1934
    Topics: Eyeglasses, Female impersonators
    Description: He holds up a quizzing glass. The German actor Paul Kemp (1896-1953) played Brandon Thomas's eponymous heroine in 'Charley's aunt' in Germany, and starred in the film version ca. 1935, for which th...
  71. Billy Lorraine in drag, posing for a portrait. Photographic postcard, ca. 1930.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1930
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  72. Members of Roy Cowl's "Queeries" pose for a group portrait in Llandudno. Photographic postcard, 1930.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1930
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  73. Billie Manders in drag; vignette portrait. Photographic postcard, 1929.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1929
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A close-up portrait of Billie Manders, late 1920s. The hair and make-up show Hollywood influence, with heavily plucked brows, false eye-lashes and precisely outlined lips
  74. Freddie Forbes in drag impersonating Clara Bow. Photographic postcard by Fielding, 1929.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1929
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He wears a comical expression, as he rolls his eyes, having styled hair and dark lipstick. A boldly autographed card showing Freddie Forbes (1896-1952) in the revue 'Between ourselves', at the Leed...
  75. "Derkas ?", dressed in drag, on stage. Photographic postcard, 1928.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1928
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  76. Three actors perform on stage. Photographic postcard, 1928.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1928
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  77. A re-enactment of Queen Elizabeth I at Tilbury. Postcard, ca. 1929.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1925 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The Queen, in drag, is on horseback in a procession of men. A re-enactment of her speech to the English land forces assembled at Tilbury in preparation for repelling the expected invasion by the Sp...
  78. Reg Stone, in drag, wearing a fur coat. Process print, 1927.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1927
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He poses with styled hair, gazing over his shoulder. Reg Stone was the star of 'Splinters', one of the concert parties formed in France by British servicemen in World War I. The group re-formed aft...
  79. An amateur actor in drag, wearing a flapper dress and white footwear. Photographic postcard, 1925-1928.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1925? to 1928?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Mr. R. Morrell in drag is standing on rough ground. He poses in a 'flapper' style dress at an unidentified location, most likely an army camp. The fashion details (long ear pendants, sautoir neckla...
  80. Billie Manders, in drag. Process print, 192-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1923 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: No slouch where costume was concerned, the photograph shows Billie in a spectacular jewelled and bullion-embroidered headdress of the variety known as a 'headache band ', high fashion circa 1923-19...
  81. Jackie Coogan in character as a little Flemish girl. Process print, 192-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1924 to circa 1929
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  82. Bert Errol, in character, wearing an elaborate white dress. Process print, 1925.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1925
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  83. Cecil Beaton, in drag; dressed in a patterned dress. Photograph, ca. 1925.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1925
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Cecil Beaton in elegant early-1920s drag, whilst at Cambridge, wearing a very large hat and glancing to one side. Every detail of costume, hair, maquillage and accessories are as perfect as one mig...
  84. Cecil Beaton, in drag; dressed in a tight-fitting lamé dress. Photograph, ca. 1925.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1925
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  85. Cecil Beaton in theatrical drag, with others. Photograph by Hill & Saunders , ca. 1925.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1925
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  86. Eddie, a man in drag poses for a close-up, wearing a pearl necklace and styled hair. Photographic postcard, ca. 1925.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1925
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  87. Harry Smallwood and another man stand in a field, one in drag and the other wearing Turkish inspired costume. Photographic postcard, 1925-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1925
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Smallwood wears hastily put together drag and carries a mid-19th century carriage parasol. His partner wears a star and crescent on his hatThe two men represent "East meets West" according to an in...
  88. Oscar Sabo dressed as a woman with Josefine Dora dressed as a man, as flamenco dancers. Photographic postcard by L. Willinger, 192-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to circa 1930
    Topics: Female impersonators, Role reversal
    Description: Oscar Sabo (1881-1969) and Josefine Dora (1867-1944). Gender role reversal on a German–made photo postcard depicting two celebrated Austrian actors performing (unusually for them) in drag. Unidenti...
  89. A man in drag (?) poses wearing a long coat with fur trim and a hat with a brooch. Photographic postcard, 192-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He smiles at the viewer and holds a bag under his arm. Extremely well-dressed figure wearing the high fashion of the mid-late 1920s. May be a man in drag, or possibly a woman with masculine feature...
  90. A man in drag playing the piano. Photographic postcard by Legg (?) & Co., 192-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: An unidentified concert party performer at Weston-super-Mare, early 1920s. Possibly the 'Mr. Wilfred Hatwell' named in pencil inscription on the verso of the item catalogued
  91. A man in drag poses wearing a short dress and large bow tie-shaped head garment. Photographic postcard, 192-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  92. A man in drag posing with an umbrella, with a 3rd prize label attached to his shoulder. Photographic postcard, 192-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A young Welshman dressed up for the camera at Bargoed, South Wales, ca. 1920s. He looks pleased, leaning on his umbrella, standing in front of a stone wall. Unidentified subject. Photo postcard.
  93. A man in drag. Process print, 192-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  94. A man wearing a white dress sits playing the piano. Photographic postcard, 192-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A man in extremely effective and rather sinister drag sits at a piano. The short hair and dark lipstick would indicate mid-1920s. He is sitting side-on with most of his back to the viewer. Fabric f...
  95. A performer in drag, wearing a black dress and tiara, leaning on a chair. Photographic postcard by W. Aspden, 1924.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1924
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He is glancing at the viewer with his body side-on, possibly in a dressing room. 'Bobbie' in comedy drag at Bangor in 1924, photographed by W. Aspden. One of the many drag acts that enjoyed increas...
  96. A young man in drag poses in a flowery dress. Photographic postcard, 192-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  97. Actors, one in drag, performing "The man From Toronto", pose on set for a group portrait. Photographic postcard, 192-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Actors posing for an apparent publicity shot. Members of the popular touring Denville Stock Company in a production shot for 'The man from Toronto', a popular comedy in three acts by Douglas Murray...
  98. Actors, some in drag, pose for Ernie Payne and Bennie Browne's "New Signals" revuette. Photographic postcard, 192-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The group pose sitting down, in a line, with men in evening dress alternating with men in drag. A semi-amateur revue in the mid-1920s. The three drags are wearing short flapper costumes, including ...
  99. Alfred Wellesley in drag as Mrs Sinbad. Photographic postcard, 192- (?).

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  100. Amateur actors, some in drag, are having tea on stage. Photographic postcard, 192-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The stage set furnishing is very detailed. Amateur theatricals in England, 1920s. The central figure pouring tea is a man in drag, but the other female roles are played by women