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Willie Manders in drag and in men's attire. Photographic postcard, 1914.

Date:
[1914?]
Reference:
2044942i
Part of:
The James Gardiner Collection. Photographs.
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Description

Manders is shown seated holding a large feathery fan; and also standing, leaning on the bench gazing down at himself in drag. A clever photo-montage published as publicity for Willie Manders's concert appearances in Scarborough. Manders was a popular Rhyl-based female impersonator: he and his troupe 'The Quaintesques' were concert party entertainers from the early 1920's right up to World War II. Billie was a performer from a very early age and a a pioneer of 'glamour drag', presenting a less exaggerated female appearance.

Publication/Creation

Scarboro' (1 Bath Bldgs, Foreshore Road) : The Pictorial Photo Publishing Co., [1914?]

Physical description

1 photographic postcard ; 13.8 x 8.8 cm

Lettering

Willie Manders. Pictorial Studios, Scarborough.

Lettering note

Lettering printed in black on bottom recto

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2044942i

Notes

This work is untitled: the title has been supplied by the cataloguer for identification purposes.

Languages

  • English

Where to find it

  • Photograph album labelled ‘Drag'

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