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Belgian prisoners of war, some in drag, sit at a table within a very detailed stage set at Friedberg camp, Germany. Photographic postcard, 191-.

Download the full-sized image of Belgian prisoners of war, some in drag, sit at a table within a very detailed stage set at Friedberg camp, Germany. Photographic postcard, 191-.

One man in drag looks out from the table, ignoring the guests, with a slightly vacant expression; the other characters engage in conversation. They are performing the play 'Ce bon Mr. Zoetebeek', a Brussels-based comedy by Jules Vanroy and Louis Bajart, published n 1913. We cannot find a record of the Friedberg camp, but as the number of Allied prisoners held by the Germans had reached 652,000 by 1916, the number of smaller camps proliferated

Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.

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Identifier
2r36tx80c
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
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1 photograph : photoprint ;
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