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Robert Bertin in drag as a geisha. Photographic postcard, ca. 1910.

M. R. Bertin. Imitation de la Tan-Icha

Download the full-sized image of Robert Bertin in drag as a geisha. Photographic postcard, ca. 1910.

Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.

Robert Bertin performing a parody of (Anna?) "Tan-Icha". Robert Bertin was the foremost French female impersonator of the first decade of the twentieth century. He was a skilled impersonator of some of the most stars of the French popular theatre

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Identifier
d791sg480
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
Jan. 1, 1910
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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