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  1. A boy dressed as a girl, wearing a bonnet; playing with a toy chariot. Photographic postcard, 1904.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1904
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A private postcard of a little boy playing with a toy by the sash window of a rustic cottage. He is wearing standard knickerbockers and a tweed jacket, but also a fox-fur scarf and a very fancy ber...
  2. A British prisoner of war in drag, performing for "The Timbertown Follies", at a prisoner of war camp in Groningen. Photographic postcard, 191-.

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

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He is wearing a decorative head band and is standing on stage with dark background scenery. Prisoner of war 'Vera' in camp drag in World War I. The camp is not identified, but presumably near the R...
  4. A 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. A family, all members wearing grotesque masks, the father in drag. Photographic postcard, ca. 1910.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1910
    Topics: Female impersonators, Masks
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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.
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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’.
  15. 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
  16. 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...
  17. 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
  18. 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...
  19. A man in drag dressed as a bride, looking glum. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  20. A man in drag dressed as a distinguished-looking young woman. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  21. A man in drag holding a baby. Photographic postcard by Photo Jos. Dumont.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1909?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  22. A man in drag holding a broom. Photograph, 1862.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1862
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  23. 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.
  24. A man in drag is sitting down wearing a large white dress. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  25. A man in drag. Photographic postcard by Fred C. Palmer, 190-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1909?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Possibly the same performer as shown in Wellcome Library no. 2045350i (dressed half as Charlie Chaplin, half as a woman). Almost certainly a professional performer. Herne Bay was a popular holiday ...
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. A man in drag poses side-on. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  30. A man in drag poses sitting down, head-on, taking a nap. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  31. A man in drag poses wearing a large pink dress. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  32. 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.
  33. A man in drag poses wearing an elaborate dress. Coloured photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  34. 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...
  35. 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.
  36. A man in drag poses wearing mauve attire. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  37. A man in drag poses with a bonnet, basket and broom. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  38. A man in drag poses with his arms crossed, wearing a ballerina costume. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  39. A man in drag poses with leaves in his styled hair. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  40. A man in drag, posing in a dark hat in front of a brick wall. Photographic postcard, ca. 1910.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1910
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  41. A man in drag posing in bridal costume next to Centurion-style props. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  42. A man in drag posing in historical costume. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  43. A man in drag posing side-on. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  44. A man in drag posing while rolling his eyes. Process print, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  45. 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.
  46. 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’.
  47. A man in drag resting against a chair. Photograph, 187-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1870 to 1879?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  48. A man in drag, seated, wearing dark clothing and a black hat. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  49. 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’.
  50. 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)
  51. 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’.
  52. A man in drag standing side-on. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  53. A man in drag, wearing a kimono; posing from behind a screen. Photographic postcard, 1906.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1906
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  54. 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
  55. A man in drag wearing a very large hat with a veil, stands in front of a painted backdrop, with dense foliage. Photographic postcard, 1911.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1911
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He is holding a plush velvet muff and is wearing very distinctive costume. Very sophisticated amateur drag at Stratford-on-Avon in 1911. This man makes a convincing woman, although the costume is r...
  56. 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...
  57. A man in drag with the expression of being deep in thought. Photograph, 189-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1890 to 1899?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  58. 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
  59. 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...
  60. A member of the Elvio Comedy Trio in drag. Photographic postcard, ca. 1905-1910.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1905 to 1910
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. A performer in drag, wearing a large flowery dress, poses with a cigarette on stage. Photographic postcard, ca. 1908-1910.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1908 to 1910
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The performer is leaning against a small table with a door and curtain in the background. A charming (and almost certainly professional) young man wearing a typical soubrette's outfit, circa 1908-1...
  64. 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...
  65. 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.
  66. 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...
  67. 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
  68. 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...
  69. 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-...
  70. 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.
  71. 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
  72. 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...
  73. 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...
  74. 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...
  75. A sailor in drag, wearing a milkmaid costume. Photographic postcard by H.J. Bond, 1906.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1906
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man in drag is apparently Able Seaman Arthur Roach, a crew member of the H.M.S. Prince of Wales. He poses as a milkmaid behind a wooden fence and in front of a painted background. He is wearin...
  76. 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...
  77. A shoeshine boy cleans the boots of a man in drag. Photographic postcard, ca. 1905.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1905
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The boy wears a registration number on his sleeve. In the background, a painted backdrop showing a city street. A photographic comic card produced by the firm of Bamforth, circa 1905. This genre of...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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.
  80. 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’.
  81. 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’.
  82. 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
  83. 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.
  84. 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...
  85. Actors in "Madame Lloyd's choir and orchestra". Process print, 190-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1909?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  86. 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,...
  87. Actors in the pantomime "Sindbad" at Drury Lane. Photographic postcard, 1907.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1907
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The four men, two in drag, pose on a piece of stage furniture. A superb group of dames at Drury Lane in 1907. Having established Drury Lane Theatre as the foremost venue for pantomime, the producer...
  88. 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...
  89. 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...
  90. Actors, one in drag, pose as "The Scottish Dons". Photographic postcard, 1915.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1915
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  91. Actors, one in drag, pose for a group portrait as "Cheerokee Minstrels". Photographic postcard by H..E. Howorth, 1904.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1904
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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...
  94. 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
  95. 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
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. 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.
  99. 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’.
  100. 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...
  101. 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 ...
  102. 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...
  103. 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 '...
  104. Albert Letine in drag. Postcard, ca. 1907.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1907
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  105. 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’.
  106. 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...
  107. 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
  108. 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
  109. 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'...
  110. 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...
  111. 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...
  112. 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
  113. 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.
  114. 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...
  115. 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 ...
  116. 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...
  117. 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...
  118. 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.
  119. 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.
  120. An actor, in drag, called "Aunt Sammy", in an inset portrait. Photographic postcard, ca. 1905.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1905
    Topics: Aunts, Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  121. 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’.
  122. 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...
  123. An actor in drag, known as "Maurice"; poses on stage mid-dance. Photographic postcard, 1908.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1908
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  124. 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.
  125. 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’.
  126. 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’.
  127. 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’.
  128. 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’.
  129. 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 ...
  130. An actor in drag poses on stage as "Sulmary". Process print, ca. 1910.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1910
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  131. 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’.
  132. 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
  133. 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’.
  134. 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
  135. 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
  136. 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’.
  137. 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...
  138. 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’.
  139. An actor in pantomime drag. Photographic postcard by Hana Studios, 190-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1909?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  140. 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’.
  141. 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’.
  142. 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
  143. 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...
  144. 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 ...
  145. 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...
  146. 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.
  147. 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...
  148. 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...
  149. An man dressed as a parlour-maid. Photographic postcard, ca. 1910.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1910
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  150. 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
  151. An man in drag is wearing a revealing dress and holding a staff, posing with his other hand on his hip. Photographic postcard, 1909.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1909
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: An unidentified man wears a large hat and appears to be standing on a rug with plants either side. He wears elaborate theatrical drag, in which the draped frock is daringly (for the time) slashed ...
  152. An man in drag posing side-on. Photograph, 1862.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1862
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: Victorian album.
  153. 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’.
  154. 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...
  155. 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...
  156. 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...
  157. 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...
  158. 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’.
  159. 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...
  160. Arthur Grayson, dressed as a bride, for "The Jollity Boys". Photographic postcard, 1909.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1909
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  161. Arthur Lennard in drag over his male clothing, smoking a cigar. Photographic postcard, 19--.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1909
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  162. Arthur Stigant in drag. Photographic postcard, 1910 (?).

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1910
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  163. 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’.
  164. 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.
  165. 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 ...
  166. 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', ...
  167. 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’.
  168. 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’.
  169. 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’.
  170. 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’.
  171. 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’.
  172. 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’.
  173. 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’.
  174. 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’.
  175. 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’.
  176. 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’.
  177. 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...
  178. 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’.
  179. 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...
  180. 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
  181. 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’.
  182. 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...
  183. 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 ...
  184. 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...
  185. 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...
  186. 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 ...
  187. 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.
  188. 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 ...
  189. 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...
  190. 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 ...
  191. British prisoners of war, some in drag, posing on stage arm in arm at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Tharan, 191-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  192. 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
  193. British servicemen in drag acting out a cooking class. Photograph, 191-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910s
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Men in drag behind a long table. with a large fabric backdrop. A British concert party somewhere in the Middle East towards the end of World War I. A crude stage set has been erected on bare earth....
  194. 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.
  195. British servicemen performing a sketch on the power of the press. Photograph, 191-.

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

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

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

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

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

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