Digital Transgender Archive
A man in drag poses wearing a short dress and large bow tie-shaped head garment. Photographic postcard, 192-.
With best love xxxx Maisie
Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
The man in drag lifts up one side of his dress, looking intensely at the viewer. Unidentified drag performer, early 1920s, almost certainly a member of the 'Splinters' troupe of ex-servicemen, who, having gained experience acting in drag with World War I concert parties, organized themselves into a commercial act and enjoyed great success performing at music hall well into the 1930s (cf. Wellcome Library no. 2043484i)
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
- Date Issued
1920 to 1929?
- Resource Type
- Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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