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  1. A sailor holds hands with a man in elaborate drag. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1999?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A naval officer holds hand with a man in an exotic dancer's costume. Location unidentified.
  2. Actors in pantomime in Brighton: S. West playing King Robert of Remlaf and H. Taylor in drag as Queen Aggie of Remlaf. Photographic postcard.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1999
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Amateur theatricals in Brighton. The Queen was a popular Dame figure in pantomime. Identities of cast members from pencil inscription on verso of print catalogued. Remlaf is a palindrome of Falmer,...
  3. Henri Defreyn in drag as a geisha. Process print after G. Dupont, 19--.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1999?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Henri Defreyn performing a parody of Sada Yacco, geisha and actress. The extremely popular Japanese entertainer Sada Yacco had toured the world 1900-1903 and caused a sensation wherever she went. S...
  4. John Lindstrom in drag. Photographic postcard, 19--.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1999
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  5. Ralph Mellor in drag. Photographic postcard by L.S. Langfier, 19--.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1999
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  6. Reg Wright in drag. Photographic postcard by Dyche, 19--.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1999
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  7. Stanley Cooke in drag as Charley's aunt. Photographic postcard, 19-- (?).

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to 1999?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Publicity postcard for Stanley Cook in 'Charley's aunt', the phenomenally successful farce by Brandon Thomas, which broke all theatre records in London when, after its opening in 1893, it ran for 1...
  8. Men on a large stage set. Photographic postcard. 191- - 192-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A beautiful large chorus group on an ambitiously painted 'neo-classical' stage set with painted pillars, curtains and flats, and a small battleship painted on the 'proscenium arch'. Ten of the perf...
  9. A French prisoner of war in drag acting in an internment camp in Dülmen. Photographic postcard, ca. 1917.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1917
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  10. A man dressed in drag as a cowgirl. Photographic postcard, ca. 1915-1920.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1915? to 1920?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A humorous photograph of ca. 1915-1920 taken at the Fancy Dress Studio, Tottenham Court Road, London. A gawky and lantern-jawed 'cowgirl' in a terrible wig poses with a taxidermy horse
  11. Amateur actors, some in drag, pose on stage in "Gee-Whizz". Photographic postcard, 1917.

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

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

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

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

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1914 to 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Conditions at Krefeld were apparently not too tough for allied POWs if this picture is a guide. Camp entertainment was indeed just that: this very young-looking British serviceman 'Gloria', wears a...
  16. A 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 ...
  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. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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.
  21. 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’.
  22. Soldiers watching a revue. Postcard, ca. 1916, after J. Thiriar.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1914 to 1918?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Soldiers, as seen from behind the crowd, watch two soldiers in uniform and a third in drag perform a revue. To left, a brass band. The artwork shows a camp theatre behind the lines in Flanders in 1...
  23. Two actors in drag, performing in character; wearing matching costume. Photograph, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1914 to 1918?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  24. 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...
  25. 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...