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Peter Love posing in drag. Photograph, 194-.

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The actor in drag is naked, sitting upright, wearing elbow-length gloves and heels. He is side-on and turns his head to face the viewer, gazing downwards, with big blonde hair and make-up. A risqué shot of drag performer Peter Love, posed near-naked. Hair, make-up and general styling of the shot indicate a date of 1945-1950. The shot is similar to heterosexual pornography of the period, with 'fetish' accessories in the way of elbow-length black lace gloves and towering spiky heels (James Gardiner)

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

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Item Information:

Identifier
z316q1793
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
1945 to circa 1950
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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