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An actor performing in drag. Photographic postcard, 191-.

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

Extravagant amateur drag or fancy dress, photographed against a sylvan glade backdrop at the Parisian School of Photography's studio, in London's Old Kent Road. Traditionally a rough and ready working-class area, it is not the kind of place one might expect to encounter young men like this dressed like a French tart, the glittery lamé frock slashed to the thigh. An amateur theatrical performer perhaps? (James Gardiner)

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Identifier
6108vb50z
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 photograph : photoprint ;
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