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A ventriloquist in drag, known as "Thora ?". Photographic postcard, 191-.

Thora ? Ventriloquist. Thora ?

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

The actor is in drag holding a prop under his chin, gazing at the viewer. The lettering and the inscription on the catalogued print illustrates the use of the question mark after the (usually single) name of the subject to indicate gender ambiguity. The masculine eyebrows and lack of make-up to some degree destroy any illusion of femininity, despite the high quality of the costume

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Identifier
ww72bb78c
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
1910 to 1919?
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Ventriloquists
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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