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Robert Bertin in drag as Clotilde Alégria, posing with a gun. Process print, 191-.

M. R. Bertin. Imitation de Clotilde Alégria

Download the full-sized image of Robert Bertin in drag as Clotilde Alégria, posing with a gun. Process print, 191-.

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 imitates the Mexican circus performer Clotilde Alégria, standing in front of a painted backdrop of trees

Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.

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Item Information:

Identifier
12579s548
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
1910 to 1919?
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 print : process print ;
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