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  1. 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.
  2. 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,...
  3. 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...
  4. 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’.
  5. 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’.
  6. 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’.
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. A French prisoner of war in drag acting in an internment camp in Dülmen. Photographic postcard, ca. 1917.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1917
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  10. 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
  11. Amateur actors, some in drag, pose on stage in "Gee-Whizz". Photographic postcard, 1917.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1917
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Some men in drag sit under umbrellas, on the laps of other men; as a man in drag is greeted by a gentleman with a top hat. The Europa Concert Party performing a piece entitled 'Gee Whiz'. No record...
  12. French or Belgian prisoners of war, one in drag, performing a scene from "L'anglais tel qu'on le parle" at Friedberg Camp, Germany. Photographic postcard, 1917.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1917
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The men, dressed as different characters, are all looking at the man in drag, who is seated at a table using a telephone. The actors are identified on verso of print catalogued. There are no furthe...
  13. Three sailors with arms round each other. Photographic postcard, 1917.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1917
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Three sailors, the man in the centre is in drag. A Christmas party on board HMS Royal Oak, soon after she went into service at the Battle of Jutland (31 May and 1 June 1916). The ship was sunk afte...
  14. Two soldiers, one in drag called "Miss Billy Timmins", are seated in front of a painted backdrop. Photographic postcard, 1917.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1917
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Both gaze out, turning their heads to the side. The man wears evening attire whereas Miss Timmins appears more casually dressed. A concert party behind the lines in France, March 1917. 'The Royal B...
  15. A British prisoner-of-war at Krefeld camp, in drag, poses in character. Photographic postcard, 191-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1914 to 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Conditions at Krefeld were apparently not too tough for allied POWs if this picture is a guide. Camp entertainment was indeed just that: this very young-looking British serviceman 'Gloria', wears a...
  16. A convalescent soldier (Lance-Corporal R.C. Thomas) poses in drag, wearing a silk dress and sitting with a mourning veil. Photographic postcard, 1916.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1916
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: "The man known as Summerdown Kate was Lance-Corporal R. C. Thomas who was at the Summerdown Convalescent Camp and a member of the camp's entertainment group (the Knuts Kamp Komedy Kompany). He was ...
  17. A French prisoner of war acting in an internment camp in Dülmen, performing in drag, wearing a long white dress. Photographic postcard, 191-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1915 to 1918?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A man in drag holding a fan, leaning against a plain background. 'Richard', a French prisoner of war at Dülmen Camp in Germany, wearing a delightful and beautifully-made tiered and sequinned frock ...
  18. A man in drag and a man in male clothes looking into each others' eyes. Photographic postcard.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1914 to 1918?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: An unmarked French-produced postcard, World War I period, showing an unidentified concert party or prisoner-of-war camp theatrical production
  19. Actors performing at a prisoner of war camp in Münster. Photographic postcard. 1916.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1916
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Many characters, some in drag, are in a crowded scene within the detailed domestic stage set. A melodrama being played out on the well-improvised set of the camp theatre at Münster prisoner of war ...
  20. Actors performing at a prisoner of war camp in Osnabrück. Photographic postcard. 1916.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1916
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Belgian prisoners of war performing at Osnabruck Camp on a real photo postcard sent back home to Liege by Lt. Jos. Frenay (presumably one of the subjects). Three of the ten characters backstage are...
  21. An man in drag as "Gertie" wearing a checked coat. Photographic postcard, 1916.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1916
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A man in drag with dark hair poses for a portrait, which is cropped and smudged. A portrait of 'Gertie', an otherwise unidentified concert party drag performer, dated 1916
  22. An soldier in drag modelling 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: 1914 to 1918?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A man in drag stands in front of a striped backdrop for "Nash's magazine" at H.M.S Timbertown. The performance is 'The girl on the magazine cover', which refers to one of the George Edwardes produc...
  23. British prisoners of war in smart attire performing a show 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: 1916? to 1917?
    Topics: Female impersonators, Seaside resorts
    Description: One actor is in drag, holding a baby, as two other men face the camera. The beach tableau shows a family relaxing on the sands with mother, father, boy wearing an Eton collar and a mortar-board; 'M...
  24. Four British prisoners of war at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus, posing as lovers. Photographic postcard, 191-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1915 to 1918?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  25. 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’.
  26. Julian Eltinge in drag. Process print, ca. 1916.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1916
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  27. Julian Eltinge in drag wearing crinoline. Process print, ca. 1916.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1916
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  28. Julian Eltinge in male clothing. Process print, ca. 1916.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1916
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  29. Julian Eltinge. Process print, 1916.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1916
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  30. Members of a military concert party during World War I. Photographic postcard, ca. 1916.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1916
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  31. Soldiers watching a revue. Postcard, ca. 1916, after J. Thiriar.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1914 to 1918?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Soldiers, as seen from behind the crowd, watch two soldiers in uniform and a third in drag perform a revue. To left, a brass band. The artwork shows a camp theatre behind the lines in Flanders in 1...
  32. Three actors performing at a prisoner of war camp in Münster. Photographic postcard, ca. 1916.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1916
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A character in drag is pleading with (possibly?) her father, whilst being restrained by the other man in drag (the mother?), within domestic scenery. A melodrama being played out on the well-improv...
  33. Two actors in drag, performing in character; wearing matching costume. Photograph, 191-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1914 to 1918?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  34. Two British servicemen, one in drag, between shows in Genoa. Photographic postcard, 1916.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1916
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: British servicemen Percy Puttick and Jock Anderson at Genoa in 1916. The man in drag is playing a fairy queen and gestures towards the other man, who leans away with his arms crossed. Possibly perf...
  35. Two members of a military concert party pose on stage: one is in drag with a large hat and pigtails. Photographic postcard, 1915-1916.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1915? to 1916?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag makes a curtsey whilst holding hands with the other man, as they stand on fabric, in front of folding scenery. Two privates performing with 'The Issues', a concert party attached to...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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
  39. 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.
  40. 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
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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.
  43. 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...
  44. 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)
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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.
  50. 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...
  51. 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
  52. 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-...
  53. 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
  54. 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...
  55. 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.
  56. 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’.
  57. 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.
  58. 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...
  59. 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
  60. 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
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. 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...
  65. 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...
  66. 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...
  67. 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
  68. 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
  69. 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'...
  70. 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...
  71. 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...
  72. 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...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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...
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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...
  78. 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.
  79. 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’.
  80. 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’.
  81. 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’.
  82. 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
  83. 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...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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...
  86. 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’.
  87. 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...
  88. 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...
  89. 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...
  90. 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...
  91. 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.
  92. 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', ...
  93. 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’.
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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.
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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...
  100. 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 ...