Billie Manders. Photographic postcard, ca. 1918-1920.

[between 1918 and 1920?]
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The James Gardiner Collection.
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Billie Manders. Photographic postcard, ca. 1918-1920. In copyright. Source: Wellcome Collection.

About this work


Billie Manders, out of drag, circa 1918-1920.; in profile. 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.


Halifax (Dunkirk Mills) : Lilywhite Ltd., [between 1918 and 1920?]

Physical description

1 photographic postcard ; 14 x 8.8 cm


Billie Manders. Best wishes, Billie Manders Lettering printed and written in black on bottom recto


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


Wellcome Collection 2044951i

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  • Photograph album labelled ‘Drag'

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