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British servicemen performing a sketch. Photograph, 191-.

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A British concert party somewhere in the Middle East towards the end of World War I, performing a tableau entitled 'The picnic on Highgate Hill' (according to inscription on verso). The majority of the men are in drag. A large group of performers are posed in front of a leafy landscape backdrop wearing a variety of costumes including plush 'cat' suits, and a Dick Whittington. The drag costumes are those of ragged gypsy dancers. A uniformed private in uniform of unidentified regiment stands to right just in shot partially behind the backdrop

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

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Identifier
8049g531c
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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