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

Date:
[between 1918 and 1920?]
Reference:
2044951i
Part of:
The James Gardiner Collection. Photographs.
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Description

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.

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 photographic postcard; 14 x 8.8 cm

Lettering

Billie Manders. Best wishes, Billie Manders

Notes

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2044951i

Lettering note

Lettering printed and written in black on bottom recto

Where to find it

  • Photograph album labelled ‘Drag'

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