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Louis Vernassier in drag poses with a harp. Process print, 1906.
Louis Vernassier l'homme-protée musical excentrique. Dans son travesti-dame. Jouant: violon, mandoline, mandole, violoncelle, piano, contrebasse, guitare, xylophone, grelots, saxophone, harpe, cuivres etc. et tousinstruments. Excentrique.
Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
He is playing the harp in front of a partially painted backdrop. 'Musical eccentric' Louis Vernassier, drag artist, quick-change performer and musician. This kind of novelty drag/musical hybrid entertainment was particularly popular in continental Europe, but there were few exponents on the British music-hall stage
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
- Date Issued
Jan. 1, 1906
- Resource Type
- Analog Format
1 print : process print ;
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