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A dandy wearing a ring on each hand while smoking a cigar. Colour process print, ca. 1905.

Date
[ca. 1905]
Reference
2059392i
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James Gardiner Collection: Romantic fantasy and comic postcards, and photographs on gender and masculinity.
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Description

The flamboyantly dressed figure on this comic card wears showy pinkie rings on both hands; since the nineteenth century a signifier of homosexuality in both men and women (James Gardiner). In the background, the guillotine

Publication/Creation

[Belgium?] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1905]

Physical description

1 print : process print, printed in colours ; sheet 13.4 x 8.8 cm

Lettering

Ne fais pas le beau: N'oublie pas que pour toi peut-être l'echafaud. De fraaie uithangen kan door het schavot worden vervangen.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2059392i

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  • Romantic fantasy and comic postcards

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