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Henri Defreyn in drag as a geisha. Process print after G. Dupont, 19--.

M. Defreyn (Sarah Yacco). Phot. G. Dupont

Download the full-sized image of Henri Defreyn in drag as a geisha. Process print after G. Dupont, 19--.

Henri Defreyn performing a parody of Sada Yacco, geisha and actress. The extremely popular Japanese entertainer Sada Yacco had toured the world 1900-1903 and caused a sensation wherever she went. She seems to have been as much a favourite with the drag queens of the 1900s as Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland were later in the century.

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

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Identifier
jm214p31z
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
1900 to 1999?
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 print : process print ;
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