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A British prisoner-of-war at Krefeld camp, in drag, poses in character. Photographic postcard, 191-.

You never can tell. Gloria

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Conditions at Krefeld were apparently not too tough for allied POWs if this picture is a guide. Camp entertainment was indeed just that: this very young-looking British serviceman 'Gloria', wears an attractive draped silk velvet robe trimmed with what looks like Brussels lace, a matching toque with ostrich aigrette and lots of make-up. (James Gardiner) A program for 'You never can tell' is shown on a table: this may be the play by G. Bernard Shaw (1897) or another work reusing the title

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

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Identifier
gx41mj04d
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
1914 to 1918
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Resource Type
Still Image
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1 photograph : photoprint ;
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