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Wilfred Watson in drag. Photographic postcard.

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

Print catalogued bears on the recto an inscription hand-written in ink "To Bessie much love Wilfred Watson, Exeter". Typical pantomime Dame drag, circa 1940s. The costume worn here by Wilfred Watson has 'Charley's Aunt' overtones (the bonnet and hairstyle are Victorian)

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Identifier
9g54xh95n
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
1940 to 1949?
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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