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Servicemen in Malta performing a play, some in drag. Photographic postcard by R. Ellis, ca. 1918.
Many characters, some in drag, are in a crowded scene within a detailed domestic stage set. This jolly scene shows three men dressed as young girls ( long plaits and short skirts), as well as a housemaid, and two matrons. The beautifully painted backdrop is more likely to be in Ellis's Valetta studio than any army base, and four of the men appear be wearing modified red, white and blue uniforms adopted by the war-wounded in military hospitals in UK and the colonies
Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
- Date Issued
Jan. 1, 1918
World War, 1914-1918
- Resource Type
- Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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