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An soldier in drag modelling for "The Timbertown Follies" at a prisoner of war camp in Groningen. Photographic postcard, 191-.

The Timbertown Follies, interned in Holland, "The girl on the magazine cover".

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A man in drag stands in front of a striped backdrop for "Nash's magazine" at H.M.S Timbertown. The performance is 'The girl on the magazine cover', which refers to one of the George Edwardes productions at the Gaiety Theatre, London, all of which had the word 'girl' in the titleShows a scene from 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. This 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.

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Identifier
6108vb56m
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
1914 to 1918?
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Resource Type
Still Image
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1 photograph : photoprint ;
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