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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 Close Up of a Seated Performer

    Collection: Military
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Sanford, Pat, Cross, Dan
    Date: circa 1942 to circa 1945
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Military, Musicals, Photographs, Plays, Soldiers
    Subject: Look At Us Now
    Description: A performer wearing a two-piece dress and matching hat poses sitting for a photograph. This may be a photograph of Private First Class Samuel Cohen.
  6. 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...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. A Dinner Party

    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Drag, Gatherings, Night life, Social activities clubs
    Subject: Ty Bennett
  11. A Diptych Portrait of Marie Høeg

    Collection: Berg and Høeg Photographs
    Institution: Preus Museum
    Creator: Høeg, Marie, Berg, Bolette
    Date: circa 1895 to circa 1903
    Topics: Clothing, Crossdressers, Photographs
    Subject: Bolette Berg, Marie Høeg
    Description: A diptych of Marie Høeg with contrasting expressions. On the left Marie is scowling and on the right Marie is smiling.
  12. A Diptych Portrait of Marie Høeg on a Swing

    Collection: Berg and Høeg Photographs
    Institution: Preus Museum
    Creator: Høeg, Marie, Berg, Bolette
    Date: circa 1895 to circa 1903
    Topics: Clothing, Crossdressers, Pets, Photographs
    Subject: Bolette Berg, Marie Høeg, Tuss
    Description: A diptych portrait of Marie Høeg; on the left Høeg is holding Tuss and softly smiling with a traditionally masculine hat on; on the right Høeg is pensively looking away from the camera.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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.
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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’.
  19. 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
  20. 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...
  21. 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
  22. 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...
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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’.