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A French prisoner of war acting in an internment camp in Dülmen, performing in drag, wearing a long white dress. Photographic postcard, 191-.

Dülmen-theatre du camp. "Richard"

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A man in drag holding a fan, leaning against a plain background. 'Richard', a French prisoner of war at Dülmen Camp in Germany, wearing a delightful and beautifully-made tiered and sequinned frock with a fur-trimmed hem and train. He carries a gauze fan, and poses in a very ladylike way with one arm raised. Presenting a polished and convincingly feminine appearance, 'Richard' may well have been a professional performer

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

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Identifier
c821gk006
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
1915 to 1918?
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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