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  1. Tiki Carpenter in drag as "The dancing Australian". Photographic postcard, ca. 1927.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1900 to circa 1927?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  2. 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....
  3. George Scholey in drag. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1912 to circa 1914
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  4. Fred Hutchings in character; performing on stage. Process print, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1917
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  5. Two men in bed, one in drag: they have been woken up by the sound of burglars. Colour lithograph, 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: Romantic fantasy and comic postcards, and photographs on gender and masculinity.
  6. Three actors, one in drag, posing in a tableau. 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’.
  7. Three musicians, one in drag, in bizarre masks for an "Olympia" masked ball. Photographic postcard by Brincker, 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’.
  8. Two actors, both in drag, pose in character as old women. 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’.
  9. Two characters played by Shaun Glenville, one in male and one in female garb. Photographic print by Fielding, 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’.
  10. Two 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: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  11. Two sailors, one in drag, sit on stage at a table, in front of very detailed scenery. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The man on the left has make-up, is smoking a cigar and wearing a checked suit; the man in drag sits opposite, holding an umbrella (?)
  12. Two amateur actors, both in drag, having a drink 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 two characters perform a scene on a very detailed and furnished stage set; both are seated at a table. Amateur drag depicted without location on a British photographic postcard. One performer w...
  13. Two men, one in drag, the other dressed as a cowboy, pose in front of a plain background. 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.
  14. Two men, one in drag, dressed as bride and groom. 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.
  15. Two prisoners of war, one in drag, pose with a chair. 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.
  16. Two amateur actors, one in drag as 'Charley's Aunt', greet each other 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: The man in drag is dressed in white and is holding a small fan. He is greeted by a man in smart attire with a top hat. Amateur drag behind the lines, early in World War I, with the same backdrop as...
  17. Three sailors, two in drag wearing pierrette costumes, pose on deck. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Sailors left and right in drag as Pierrettes in costumes based on Pelissier's Follies. The man in the centre is wearing a large false moustache
  18. Two amateur actors in drag, wearing elaborate costume. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Two young men wearing very elaborate, but distinctly amateur drag, in pre-World War I fashions. The man on the left wears a hat with very long feathers, which arch over the man on the right, who is...
  19. Two sailors, one in drag, pose on deck holding props. 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 looking away from the viewer and his companion is wearing a false moustache. A Pierrot revue on board ship. Pierrot is wearing a sailor's pea-jacket, adapted to resemble the typi...
  20. Two sailors, one in drag, embracing while sitting on a stage balcony. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Two Royal Navy sailors in an intimate pose, World War I period. One is in drag, wearing a girl's sailor suit and a long dark wig, a fashionable and well-observed costume: note the 'cupid's bow' lip...
  21. Two soldiers playing in a military concert party embrace: one is in drag and the other is wearing a kilt. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A sergeant in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in a close embrace with a man dressed in what would seem to be a hastily improvised drag consisting of a working girl's overall and Red Cross cap. ...
  22. Two amateur actors embrace on the deck of a ship; one is in drag, the other is kneeling on one knee. 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 wears high boots and a headscarf and could be playing the character of a pirate. Same subject as in Wellcome Library no. 2043344i, with a different young man kneeling before him, we...
  23. Two men, one in drag, posing in front of a doorway. Photograph, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Two men, one is seated in drag, wear smart summer attire in front of a large doorway. Subjects and location unidentified: probably a World War I concert party
  24. Two English prisoners of war dressed for a show 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: Posing before an elaborate painted drop, a standing figure wearing partial naval officer's uniform has his arm round the seated soldier who wears elaborate drag consisting of a high waisted frock i...
  25. Two British soldiers performing as clowns 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: One man is in drag as a female clown, seated on a swing, with the male clown standing behind. Both wear white geometric patterned costume. Two performers from 'The Timbertown Follies'.This is a ver...
  26. Two men seated 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: One man is in drag seating on the other man's lap, in front of a painted backdrop. The same figure in drag as in Wellcome Library no. 2043037i is seated on the lap of a different man, dressed in a...
  27. Two soldiers embracing on a bale of hay, one in drag. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A soldier in drag is gazing into the eyes of the other, the former is dubbed "The camp darling". Army Post office cancellation for 1912. A concert party scene with a Colour sergeant from the 12th H...
  28. Two actors 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: A man in drag is seated in front of a gentleman, both are wearing evening attire. They are two of the stars of the Timbertown Follies, Mr. P.R. ("Mollie") Morgan and Mr. D.G. Harrison.A scene from ...
  29. Three men performing a scene from a play. Photographic postcard. 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: One of the performers is in drag, one is a clown and the other is dressed in evening wear. French or Belgian, World War I period. Pierrot pleads with Columbine. This well-decorated set has been ere...
  30. Robert Bertin in drag as Clotilde Alégria, posing with a gun. Process print, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Robert Bertin was the foremost French female impersonator of the first decade of the twentieth century. He was a skilled impersonator of some of the stars of the French popular theatre. Here he imi...
  31. Professional actors, some in drag, dance on a lawn as "Promenade dancers". Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Couples, featuring men in drag, wear all-white as they dance in a line stretching back across the lawn; with rows of residential houses in the background
  32. Prisoners of war performing a play 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.
  33. Soldiers, some in drag, pose on stage; two men in drag face each other 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: Various characters are on stage; including male actors wearing black make-up and feathers round their heads. A wide variety of uniforms and costumes in this unidentified British concert party behin...
  34. Prisoners of war, some in drag, posing on stage in 'Miquette et 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.
  35. Soldiers, one in drag, performing in a concert party as "The Bow Bells"; 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: Harold Chapman of the Bow Bells and his Pierrot chorus. Several pierrots surround the man in drag, kneeling either side; the man in drag is reading a note and has long pigtails. They were members o...
  36. Soldiers, some in drag, performing in the concert party "The Goods". Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Two characters at the centre of the stage are fighting over something, surrounded by other actors. The company "The Goods" was attached to the 58th (London) Division in France. The concert party fo...
  37. Sailors, some in drag, posing for a group portrait within a highly-detailed stage set. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Subjects in the uniform of Royal Navy ABSs (Able Seamen) pose with actors in costume including four drag characters, in a 'domestic' setting. Unlocated, World War I period. The actors pose together...
  38. Sailors posing as a couple, one in drag, as they embrace through a window. 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 sitting on a bench, wearing elaborate dress; holding hands with a man dressed as a sailor, who leans through a window above
  39. Sailors, some in drag, performing 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: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  40. Sailors, some in drag, stand on stage performing a scene. 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 the centre is wearing a checked suit and gestures to a man at the end of the stage; whilst several other characters react
  41. Russian soldiers in drag, posing very close together, in front of a plain background. 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 fabrics and pose almost like a human-pyramid. Most unusual Russian-published photograph of five men in stylish drag, World War I period. Military concert part...
  42. Prisoners of war, some in drag, posing on stage during a crowded scene of "Noblesse oblige"; 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: Several people are standing talking, some are dressed as policemen (?). They are mounting a production of an unidentified farce or comedy entitled 'Noblesse Oblige!'. The salon set is the same one ...
  43. Soldiers, one in drag, performing in the concert party for Mesopotamia, posing around a piano. Photographic postcard by Hana Studios, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The men appear dressed as clowns except for the man in drag. They are members of the 'Personality' concert party, 'the official concert party for Mesopotamia', wearing costumes closely based on Pe...
  44. Soldiers, one in drag, with a donkey and cart, posing on the grass in front of trees. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The men are standing in a line behind the two characters in the cart. A charming and unusual outdoor scene, with members of an unidentified concert party behind the lines in France, World War I, dr...
  45. Six sailors, one in drag, pose for a group portrait on the deck of H.M.S. St. George. 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.
  46. Sailors, one in drag, performing "The Rivals". 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 sits in the centre of two men in smart attire, on a bench. A concert party on board ship, World War I period.
  47. Russian prisoners of war performing a show at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus, with flower-bed prop. 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.
  48. Russian prisoners of war in smart attire performing 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: One of the actors is in drag, hugging a seated gentleman, as another man leans to the right of the chair. The performers are wearing good quality costumes; the drag costume on the left is well-cut,...
  49. Sailors with men in drag outside a building. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A group of men wearing predominantly naval uniforms pose with with others in drag
  50. Servicemen performing a play, in front of the stage. Photographic postcard. 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Three of the performers are in drag, one is in military dress. There is a man on the stage in the background, the Union Jack is to the left and a variant of the Japanese flag to the right. . Some o...