Digital Transgender Archive
Four British prisoners of war at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus, posing as lovers. Photographic postcard, 191-.
Kriegsgef. Lager Cottbus-Engl. Theater
Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
Each of the two couples includes a man in male dress and a man in drag, with both female characters wearing similar costumes. The group are relaxing on a picnic bench. They are shown in an extremely intimate tableau, as two canoodling couples. There is closer physical contact between these men than in other World War I photographs in the James Gardiner collection, and the homosexual implications, from their attitude and expression, seem inescapable
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
- Date Issued
1915 to 1918?
- Resource Type
- Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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