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  1. M. de Sternac in drag as one of the Barrison sisters. Process print, ca. 1901.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1901
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Fernand de Sternac performing a parody of the scandalous Danish-American dancer Gertrude Barrison
  2. M. de Sternac in drag as a geisha. Process print, ca. 1901.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1901
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  3. Dan Leno as "Mother Goose" performing at Drury Lane. Process print after Bassano, 1902.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1902
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  4. Two black actors, one in drag, dance together on stage. Coloured process print, ca. 1903.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1903
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  5. Two black actors, one in drag, dancing the Cake-Walk in Paris. Photographic postcard, 1903.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1903
    Topics: Cakewalk (Dance), Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  6. Leopoldo Fregoli, in drag, poses in several inset portraits. Process print, 1903.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1903
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  7. Leopoldo Fregoli, in drag, poses in several inset portraits. Process print, 1903.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1903
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Leopoldo Fregoli wears different costumes within many inset portraits, including one dressed as a policeman with a moustache and cape. Leopoldo Fregoli (Italian, 1867-1936) was the greatest 'protea...
  8. Leopoldo Fregoli, in drag, poses in several inset portraits. Process print, 1903.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1903
    Topics: Entertainers, Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  9. Actors, one in drag, pose for a group portrait as "Cheerokee Minstrels". Photographic postcard by H..E. Howorth, 1904.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1904
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  10. A boy dressed as a girl, wearing a bonnet; playing with a toy chariot. Photographic postcard, 1904.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1904
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A private postcard of a little boy playing with a toy by the sash window of a rustic cottage. He is wearing standard knickerbockers and a tweed jacket, but also a fox-fur scarf and a very fancy ber...
  11. Two young men in drag wearing Japanese costumes, pose together holding fans, underneath a parasol. Photographic postcard, 1905.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1905
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Presented in a circular vignette, the two young men pose in Japanese geisha costumes (kimonos, decorated hair and make-up) inspired by the Gilbert and Sullivan opera 'The Mikado', first performed 1885
  12. A shoeshine boy cleans the boots of a man in drag. Photographic postcard, ca. 1905.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1905
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The boy wears a registration number on his sleeve. In the background, a painted backdrop showing a city street. A photographic comic card produced by the firm of Bamforth, circa 1905. This genre of...
  13. Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Marquis of Anglesey, seated in drag by a tree. Photograph, 1905.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1905
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  14. An actor, in drag, called "Aunt Sammy", in an inset portrait. Photographic postcard, ca. 1905.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1905
    Topics: Aunts, Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  15. Louis Vernassier in drag poses with a harp. Process print, 1906.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1906
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.