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A British prisoner of war in drag, performing for "The Timbertown Follies", at a prisoner of war camp in Groningen. Photographic postcard, 191-.
The Timbertown Follies, interned in Holland, "Miss Mollie" Morgan.
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 Brigade, interned as prisoners of war in the camp outside Groningen, northern Netherlands, from 1914 to 1918, which they nicknamed HMS Timbertown. As they were not involved in any conflict and were housed in reasonable comfort with time on their hands, they were able to stage some very elaborate and professional theatrical revues which became famous back in the UK. Their performances included pastiches of many of the revues and musical comedies produced in England at this time
Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
- Date Issued
1910 to 1919?
- Resource Type
- Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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