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Malcolm Scott, smoking a cigarette. Photographic postcard by J.G. Capstaff, 191-.

Download the full-sized image of Malcolm Scott, smoking a cigarette. Photographic postcard by J.G. Capstaff, 191-.

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

The female impersonator Malcolm Scott (1872-1929), here not in drag but smartly dressed as a man with a hat and cigarette; standing with his hands in his pockets against a painted studio backdrop. Scott's impersonations of famous female figures from history and popular culture were a big draw at major music halls in the days before World War I. His 'homely' appearance made him a good pantomime Dame, but he would also burlesqe some of the great beauties of the day

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Identifier
gq67jr412
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
1910 to 1919
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Smoking
Resource Type
Still Image
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1 photograph : photoprint ;
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