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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: The actor in drag wears a low cut dress and sparkling earrings; with dark hair and a sparkly choker
  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: 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
  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: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  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: 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...
  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
  101. Amateur actors, some in drag, gather for a group portrait, in a room with a fireplace. 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.
  102. An actor in drag. 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’.
  103. An amateur actor in drag, posing as as 'Ninon', wearing a white dress and hat. 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.
  104. Billie Manders in character. 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’.
  105. Billie Manders in character. 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’.
  106. Billie Manders in drag. 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’.
  107. Eleven men on a large stage set. Photographic postcard. 192-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A mixed drag and uniform group on an elaborately (if poorly) painted 'neo-classical' stage set with painted pillars, curtains and flats, and a small battleship painted on the 'proscenium arch'. Fiv...
  108. Fred Spencer in drag. 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’.
  109. Fred Spencer in male dress smoking a pipe. Photographic postcard, 192-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929
    Topics: Female impersonators, Pipe smoking
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  110. Harry Gordon in drag. 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’.
  111. "Jack P." in drag, wearing a white hat. Photographic 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’.
  112. Jimmie Slater in drag. 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’.
  113. Nine men dressed up on deck. 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.
  114. People gathered outside a building wearing various costumes, some in drag. Photographic postcard, 1924.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1924
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  115. Ralph Mellor in drag and a young actress stand back-to-back on stage. Photographic postcard by L.S. Langfier, 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’.
  116. Ralph Mellor in drag and another actor perform a scene in Trilby. Photographic postcard by L.S. Langfier, 192-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Ralph Mellor in drag looking at another man wearing a false beard; who holds his hand above the head of the man in drag. They are apparently performing a skit on the 1895 novel and play 'Trilby' by...
  117. Ralph Mellor in drag and another actor perform a scene in Trilby. Photographic postcard by L.S. Langfier, 192-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: One of the actors is in drag looking at the viewer with his arms stretched forwards; another man wearing a false beard has his hand above the head of the man in drag. The Scottish comedian Ralph Me...
  118. Ralph Mellor in drag and another actor perform a scene in Trilby. Photographic postcard by L.S. Langfier, 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’.
  119. Ralph Mellor in drag. Coloured photographic postcard by L.S. Langfier, 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’.
  120. Ralph Mellor in drag. Photographic postcard by L.S. Langfier, 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’.
  121. Ralph Mellor in drag. Photographic postcard by L.S. Langfier, 192-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The Scottish comic actor Ralph Meller (or Mellor) in an unidentified pantomime role. He is in drag standing next to a young girl, holding her hand; both wear matching white costumes
  122. Roy and Gus, two music-hall actors, one in drag, converse across a bench. Photographic postcard by Greenfield Bros, 192-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag is offering a smartly dressed man a flower, while sitting on the small bench, in front of a plain background. 'Roy & Gus', unidentified performers photographed by Greenfield Bros., ...
  123. Sailors, some in drag, pose as three couples on the deck of a ship. Photographic postcard, 192-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The couples are all hugging; one man is dressed as a sailor with clown make-up. Fun and games on board ship. Improvised drag on board ship, used with partial naval uniform
  124. "The Hassans" in character, performing on stage. Photographic 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’.
  125. Tom Delaware in character. Photographic postcard by Fielding, 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’.
  126. Tom Delaware in drag. Photographic postcard by Fielding, 192-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Tom Delaware in Spanish dancer style character drag. He wears a large black hat and has styled blonde hair; gazing upwards beyond the viewer. A typical touring act that might have appeared in any o...
  127. Two actors pose on stage: a man wearing top hat and tails gazes down at a man in drag. Photographic postcard, 192-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag is seated wearing white, and the man in the top hat wears a monocle and tilts the seated man's head upwards. Amateur theatricals in South London (judging from an inscription on the ...
  128. Two members of the Quaintesques pose in front of a poster advertising Billie Manders. Photograph, 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’.
  129. Two men in elaborate drag. Photographic postcard. 192--.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Two men in elaborate drag dressed for an occasion. Head and shoulders portrait of two men in elaborate period costume (although quite which period is a mystery). Lots of wig and make-up, and the wa...
  130. Two young men, one in drag, playing rag and bone men. Photographic postcard, 192-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Two unidentified young lads dressed up in comedy fancy dress in the 1920s at an unidentified British location. They are playing a rag and bone merchant and his wife.The young man on the left has a ...
  131. Willie Manders and Frank A. Terry, in character; posing back to back. 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’.
  132. 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’.
  133. Reg Stone wearing smart men's attire. Process print, 1923.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1923
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  134. A comedy wedding with the bride in drag. Photographic postcard, ca. 1922.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1922
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A clown, sailor, the groom, bride and another character in drag. The cap tally on the only man in uniform in this group names the Royal Naval Division, which was disbanded in 1919. However, the sup...
  135. Bert Errol, in character, wearing a shiny black dress. Process print, 1922.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1922
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  136. Bert Errol, in drag, dressed as a bride. Photographic postcard by Apeda, 192-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1925?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  137. An actor in drag, poses mid-dance, wearing a feathered head garment and a tassled dress. Photographic postcard, 1921.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1921
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He stands on an animal-skin rug in front of decorative fabric. Stan Bennett in 'Splinters', dressed in an exotic outfit influenced by the silent-screen vamp Theda Bara. Stan Bennett was one of the ...
  138. An actor in drag wearing a light dress and styled hair, poses in front of a black background. Photographic postcard by Vernon Studio, 1921.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1921
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag (Stan Bennett?) gazes at the viewer and points his toes to the ground with his left foot. The card is autographed by Stan Bennett, one of the original members of the 'Splinters' tro...
  139. Andy Paterson in drag. Photographic postcard, 1921.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1921
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  140. Chris Bennett in drag sits on stage, wearing a feathered head garment. Process print, 1921.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1921
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He poses in a relaxed manner wearing a low-cut dress. Chris Bennett, on an autographed real photo postcard publicising 'Splinters' revue (see Wellcome Library 2044972i), appearing at Nottingham in ...
  141. "Queenie", a young man in drag. Photograph by Deardens Studios, 1921.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1921
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: 'Queenie' looks sweet but a bit tragic in an over-ambitious draped chiffon outfit that was beyond the skills of her dressmaker. Typical of working–class boys dressing up for fun, this costume was p...
  142. A man in drag, holding a feather, performing in the play 'A country girl'. Photographic postcard, 1920.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1920
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  143. A sailor in drag, wearing a long coat and hat, sits reading in a garden. Photographic postcard, ca. 1920.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1920
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: 'Gaby', one of many imitators of the French revue star Gaby Deslys, engrossed in reading Jules Vernes' Twenty thousand leagues under the sea, comfortably seated in a deck chair in the garden in ful...
  144. An actor in drag, posing on a stile in a field. Photographic postcard, ca. 1920.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1920
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  145. People, one in drag, thrashing around in a river. Photographic postcard, ca. 1920.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1920
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag has an upset expression while clothed and wearing a bonnet. A man to the left has his face painted black and is wearing a hat, as he focuses on someone in the water. Mixed bathing, ...
  146. Three soldiers, two in drag, pose in costume. Photographic postcard, ca. 1920.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1920
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A soldier in drag dressed as a lady is seated in the centre, with (left) a man in white tuxedo and (right) a man in drag dressed as a maid. There are glimpses of others in the background. Army Camp...
  147. 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...
  148. 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...
  149. 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...
  150. 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...
  151. 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...
  152. 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 ...
  153. 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...
  154. 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’.
  155. A man in drag wears make-up and is holding flowers, posing for his portrait. Photographic postcard, ca. 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Wearing a delicate dress and is looking straight at the viewer, 'Jack' is beautifully made up and posed, in an oval vignette on a card dedicated to 'Claude'. A professionally printed and produced c...
  156. A sailor on H.M.S St. Vincent, in drag as a bride in a performance of 'The Great Casimir'. Photographic postcard, 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Able seaman Smith is dressed as a bride, "Ninetta", holding a bouquet of flowers, in front of a leafy painted backdrop. He is wearing a high waisted frock with a short train of the kind fashionable...
  157. A soldier who ecaped from the Turks dressed as a woman; advertising the military magazine "The Wide World". Photographic postcard, ca. 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Postcard reproduction of a cover of 'Wide World Magazine' (published London 1898-1965) showing a soldier in drag, with him in military uniform inset, with text alluding to how the soldier "escaped ...
  158. An actor in drag, from "Jays concert party". Photographic postcard, 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  159. Belgian prisoners of war, some in drag, pose on stage for a group portrait; at Sennelager prisoner of war camp in Germany. Photographic postcard, 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators, Prisoners of war, World War, 1914-1918
    Description: Various characters gather together for this large group portrait, in front of a painted backdrop. An interesting variety of drag acts and men in military uniformsA high quality sepia toned gelatin ...
  160. Billie Howell in drag, performing in a costume with a fur trim. Photograph, ca. 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  161. British airforce servicemen performing a sketch, striking an animated pose. Photograph, 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A British concert party somewhere in the Middle East towards the end of World War I. Men in drag performing 'The giddy Pasha', with a fabric backdrop. The Pasha and his wives have joined forces wit...
  162. British servicemen dancing in a line, some are in drag. Photograph, ca. 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A British concert party somewhere in the Middle East towards the end of World War I. A large group of performers, in drag and different costumes, dance a knees-up, with a fabric backdrop
  163. British servicemen in drag playing characters in a play. Photograph, ca. 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  164. Ern and Chick, two actors, Chick in drag, pose in summer attire. Photographic postcard, ca. 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: One actor is in drag, seated on some steps, while the other holds a hat and kneels with one leg on the steps. Chick's drag consists of a fashionable (ca. 1918) calf-length frock gathered at the hip...
  165. Four sailors performing in the play 'The Great Casimir'. Photographic postcard, 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Two married couples in which the brides are sailors in drag (Royal Marines?), on board H.M.S. St. Vincent. They are performimg the wedding ceremony in 'The Great Casimir', a musical play by Henry S...
  166. French or Belgian prisoners of war, some in drag, posing on stage during a crowded scene of "La dame aux camélias"; at Sennelager prisoner of war camp in Germany. Photographic postcard, 191-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    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.
  167. French or Belgian prisoners of war, some in drag, posing on stage during a crowded scene of "La dame aux camélias"; at Sennelager prisoner of war camp in Germany. Photographic postcard, 191-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators, Prisoners of war, World War, 1914-1918
    Description: Several people are seated at tables and characters in evening wear are standing in conversation. A white lamp shade is situated to the left of the scene. This looks like an ambitious production of ...
  168. French or Belgian prisoners of war, some in drag, posing on stage during a crowded scene of "La dame aux camélias"; at Sennelager prisoner of war camp in Germany. Photographic postcard, 191-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators, Prisoners of war, World War, 1914-1918
    Description: Several people are seated at tables and characters in evening wear are standing in mid-dance. This looks like an ambitious production of a play based on the 1848 novel by Alexandre Dumas fils
  169. French or Belgian prisoners of war, some in drag, posing on stage during a crowded scene of "La dame aux camélias"; at Sennelager prisoner of war camp in Germany. Photographic postcard, 191-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    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.
  170. French prisoners of war, one in drag, performing a show at Sennelager prisoner of war camp in Germany. Photographic postcard, 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators, World War, 1914-1918
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  171. French prisoners of war, some in drag, in a performance of "Les maris de Léontine" at Sennelager prisoner of war camp in Germany. Photographic postcard, 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators, Prisoners of war, World War, 1914-1918
    Description: French civil prisoners of war at Senne camp, performing 'Les maris de Léontine' written in 1900 by Alfred Capus, a typical salon piece (or 'drawing room comedy') of the type popular in this period
  172. Harry Vernon (?) Capell in drag as "Irene ?". Photographic postcard, ca. 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  173. Servicemen in Malta performing a play, some in drag. Photographic postcard by R. Ellis, ca. 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators, World War, 1914-1918
    Description: Many characters, some in drag, are in a crowded scene within a detailed domestic stage set. This jolly scene shows three men dressed as young girls ( long plaits and short skirts), as well as a hou...
  174. Seven sailors standing together on deck. Photographic postcard, 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Six of the seven sailors are in drag, with a military man in the centre. A concert party on board ship. Royal Marines (?) as a Pierrette troupe on board H.M.S. St. Vincent. 'The Great Casimir' was ...
  175. Soldiers, one in drag, performing in the concert party "The Goods". Photographic postcard, 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The central drag performer is dancing on points, watched by three animated characters at the sides of the set. A performer in a stage box is dressed as the popular comic actor George Robey. The com...
  176. Soldiers, one in drag, performing in the concert party "The Goods". Photographic postcard, 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A man standing in the centre is looked upon by two lines of other characters either side. The company "The Goods" was attached to the 58th (London) Division in France. The concert party for this Di...
  177. Soldiers, one in drag, performing in the concert party "The Goods". Photographic postcard, 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag in standing to the side of the stage with several other characters sitting in a line. Inscription on verso of print catalogued identifies the company as attached to the 58th (London...
  178. Soldiers, some in drag, performing in the concert party "The Goods". Photographic postcard, 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  179. Two actors, one in drag, dancing together on stage. Photographic postcard, 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Both actors are wearing evening attire whilst posing mid-dance, in front of a painted backdrop. Concert party performers Jack Rogers and partner in France 1918-19
  180. Two actors, one in drag, pose on garden furniture. Photographic postcard, 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag is dressed all in white and the other man in smart attire, leaning in with one foot on a garden chair. Performers with an unidentified concert party performing behind the lines in F...
  181. Two amateur actors, both in drag, confront each other on stage. Photographic postcard, ca. 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The two characters perform a scene on a very detailed and furnished stage set. Amateur drag depicted without location on a British photographic postcard. One performer wears high fashion women's cl...
  182. Two men, both in drag, pose wearing hats and make-up. Photographic postcard, ca. 1918.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A pair of unidentified concert party cross-dressers, wearing fashionable day-wear, circa 1918. One man wears a dress and a type of beret and the other man has pigtails and a white scarf.
  183. 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.
  184. 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
  185. 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...
  186. 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...
  187. 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...
  188. 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...
  189. 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...
  190. 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 ...
  191. 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 ...
  192. 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
  193. 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 ...
  194. 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...
  195. 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
  196. 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...
  197. 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...
  198. 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.
  199. 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’.
  200. 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’.