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Soldiers, one in drag, performing in the concert party for Mesopotamia, posing around a piano. Photographic postcard by Hana Studios, 191-.

Date:
[between 1910 and 1919?]
Reference:
2043781i
Part of:
The James Gardiner Collection. Photographs.
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Description

The men appear dressed as clowns except for the man in drag. They are members of the 'Personality' concert party, 'the official concert party for Mesopotamia'.

Publication/Creation

London : Hana Studios Ltd., [between 1910 and 1919?]

Physical description

1 photographic postcard ; 8.4 x 13.5 cm

Lettering

"Personality" The official concert party for Mesopotamia

Notes

The following description was provided by James Gardiner: "[They are] wearing costumes closely based on Pellissier’s ‘Follies’. Mesopotamia (present day Iraq) was a province of the Ottomon Empire, and the opening of a theatre of operations there by the Allies was prompted by Turkey’s entry into the war in October 1914. A well produced card from the renowned London studio of O’Hana at Leicester Square."
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Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2043781i

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  • Military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag

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