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British prisoners of war posing in beach attire for a show at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Thiran, 191-.

Kriegsgef. Lager Cottbus-Engl. Theater

Download the full-sized image of British prisoners of war posing in beach attire for a show at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Thiran, 191-.

A man in drag poses with a man in swim wear, in front of a seaside backdrop. The standing man wears a striped cotton full-length bathing suit, the seated 'lady' wears what would have been (for the time) a rather risqué two-piece bathing dress with cut-out panels, and pretty ankle-tied court-shoes with flat bows at the instep. A good example of the remarkable resources apparently available to prisoners of war at Cottbus, who from their happy expressions are not having to endure much hardship

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

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Identifier
z316q183p
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
1910 to 1919?
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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