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A man in drag poses wearing a short dress and large bow tie-shaped head garment. Photographic postcard, 192-.

With best love xxxx Maisie

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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)

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Identifier
cv43nx07q
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
1920 to 1929?
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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