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A comedy wedding with the bride in drag. Photographic postcard, ca. 1922.

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A clown, sailor, the groom, bride and another character in drag. The cap tally on the only man in uniform in this group names the Royal Naval Division, which was disbanded in 1919. However, the superb drag being worn by the figure lower right is slightly later, circa 1922. This sitter is (or should have been) a professional performer, very beautifully dressed and made-up, and quite convincing as a woman

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

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Identifier
c821gj96t
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
Jan. 1, 1922
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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