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  1. Terry Bartlett in drag. Photograph, 193-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1930 to circa 1940
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: The actor, in drag, wears a thin black dress and sits looking upwards smiling; with styled blonde hair. He holds his lower leg with one hand as his knee is upright, drawn in towards his torso. The ...
  2. 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’.
  3. Ralph Mellor in drag. Photographic postcard by L.S. Langfier, 192-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to 1929?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  4. 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
  5. Oscar Sabo dressed as a woman with Josefine Dora dressed as a man, as flamenco dancers. Photographic postcard by L. Willinger, 192-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920 to circa 1930
    Topics: Female impersonators, Role reversal
    Description: Oscar Sabo (1881-1969) and Josefine Dora (1867-1944). Gender role reversal on a German–made photo postcard depicting two celebrated Austrian actors performing (unusually for them) in drag. Unidenti...
  6. Cecil Beaton, in drag; dressed in a tight-fitting lamé dress. Photograph, ca. 1925.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1925
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  7. Cecil Beaton, in drag; dressed in a patterned dress. Photograph, ca. 1925.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1925
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Cecil Beaton in elegant early-1920s drag, whilst at Cambridge, wearing a very large hat and glancing to one side. Every detail of costume, hair, maquillage and accessories are as perfect as one mig...
  8. 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’.
  9. Cecil Beaton in theatrical drag, with others. Photograph by Hill & Saunders , ca. 1925.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1925
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  10. 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’.
  11. Eddie, a man in drag poses for a close-up, wearing a pearl necklace and styled hair. Photographic postcard, ca. 1925.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1925
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  12. Harry Smallwood and another man stand in a field, one in drag and the other wearing Turkish inspired costume. Photographic postcard, 1925-.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1925
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Smallwood wears hastily put together drag and carries a mid-19th century carriage parasol. His partner wears a star and crescent on his hatThe two men represent "East meets West" according to an in...
  13. Reg Stone, in drag, wearing a fur coat. Process print, 1927.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1927
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: He poses with styled hair, gazing over his shoulder. Reg Stone was the star of 'Splinters', one of the concert parties formed in France by British servicemen in World War I. The group re-formed aft...
  14. Three actors perform on stage. Photographic postcard, 1928.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1928
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  15. "Derkas ?", dressed in drag, on stage. Photographic postcard, 1928.

    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1928
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.