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Two sailors, one in drag, embracing while sitting on a stage balcony. Photographic postcard, 191-.

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Two Royal Navy sailors in an intimate pose, World War I period. One is in drag, wearing a girl's sailor suit and a long dark wig, a fashionable and well-observed costume: note the 'cupid's bow' lipstick, and shoes with crossover ribbons. He gazes upwards, while leaning close to the other man, who is also dressed as a sailor

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

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Identifier
9019s2728
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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