Tom Delaware, Prince of impersonators.

[between 1920 and 1929]
Part of:
The James Gardiner Collection.
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Tom Delaware, Prince of impersonators. In copyright. Source: Wellcome Collection.

About this work

Also known as

Previous title, replaced March 2023 Tom Delaware in character. Photographic postcard by Fielding, 192-.


Photograph of Tom Delaware wearing a large black hat, a blonde wig and a large ornate dress, posing with one hand on his hip, standing side-on to the viewer.


Leeds : Fielding, [between 1920 and 1929]

Physical description

1 photographic postcard ; 13.8 x 8.9 cm


Bears number: 636 (printed in black, bottom left recto)


The following description was provided by James Gardiner: "Tom Delaware in Spanish dancer style character drag. A typical touring act that might have appeared in any one of the eight theatres which existed in Leeds before World War II."
The title has been taken from wording on the object.


Wellcome Collection 2045144i


Where to find it

  • Photograph album labelled ‘Drag'

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