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British prisoners of war in smart attire performing a show at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Tharan, 1916-1917.

English theatre Cottbus

Download the full-sized image of British prisoners of war in smart attire performing a show at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Tharan, 1916-1917.

One actor is in drag, holding a baby, as two other men face the camera. The beach tableau shows a family relaxing on the sands with mother, father, boy wearing an Eton collar and a mortar-board; 'Mummy' even holding a baby. The backdrop is a beautifully painted English seaside scene, complete with pier and bathing machine

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

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Identifier
df65v8067
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
1916? to 1917?
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Seaside resorts
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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