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Con Oram laces A.P. Holland (in drag) into a boned corset in a show for the Bow bells concert party. Photographic postcard, 191-.

A. P. Holland and Con. Oram (Bow Bells)

Download the full-sized image of Con Oram laces A.P. Holland (in drag) into a boned corset in a show for the Bow bells concert party. Photographic postcard, 191-.

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

Two members of the Bow Bells concert party attached to 56th (London) Division, behind the lines in France 1916-1917. Holland in drag is having his corset tied by the kneeling Oram, with clothes strewn across the floor. A very saucy image; it would have been unthinkable for such a photograph to have been published had the corset-wearer been a real woman. The high quality of this and other commercially produced postcards indicates the popularity of these concert parties both with the servicemen involved and with their friends and families at home

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Identifier
hd76s035z
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
1910 to 1919?
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Corsets
Female impersonators
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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