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Harry Smallwood and another man stand in a field, one in drag and the other wearing Turkish inspired costume. Photographic postcard, 1925-.

Date
1925
Reference
2043342i
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Description

Smallwood wears hastily put together drag and carries a mid-19th century carriage parasol. His partner wears a star and crescent on his hat

The two men represent "East meets West" according to an inscription by Harry (Smallwood, presumably). He may be one of the two men shown in the photograph (either the crossdresser or the Muslim). "A lesson given on the Sudan, by Mr Harry Smallwood, a former pupil of the Knighton Boys' School, who was then living in that country (June 1934)" (Colin P.F. Hughes, 'A history of schools in Radnorshire : the Knighton area', Radnorshire Society transactions, 1995, 65: p. 53)

Publication/Creation

Knighton [Powys?] : [publisher not identified], 1925.

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint ; sheet 8.7 x 13.9 cm

Lettering

Harry Smallwood

References note

Spotlight: a summer fête in Powys, Wellcome Library blog 9 June 2014

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2043342i

Languages

  • English


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

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