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Two amateur actors, both in drag, confront each other on stage. Photographic postcard, ca. 1918.

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The two characters perform a scene on a very detailed and furnished stage set. Amateur drag depicted without location on a British photographic postcard. One performer wears high fashion women's clothes and shoes ca. 1918, while the other is in hastily improvised costume with a headscarf and carpet slippers. A notice on stage left set says "Oratio est argentum" (Latin, "Speech is silver")

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

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Identifier
9g54xh99r
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
Jan. 1, 1918
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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