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George Robey in drag as the Queen of Hearts.

[between 1905 and 1907]
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Also known as

Previous title, replaced April 2022 George Robey in drag. Photographic postcard, 190-.


Photograph of George Robey wearing a tiara and dress showing head and shoulders.


[London]: Rotary photo E.C, [between 1905 and 1907]

Physical description

1 photographic postcard; 13.7 x 8.6 cm


Mr. George Robey, "The Queen of Hearts"

Lettering note

Dear Mabel / Sorry I / shall be unable to / come to the Dance / Friday. Thanks very / much for offering / to put me up for / the night. Hope you / are all well. / With love from / Ellie (written in black ink, left verso)


'The Queen of Hearts' was produced in 1905, and considered at the time to be quite risqué due to Robey's doubles-entendres as the haughty Queen.
This work is untitled: the title has been supplied by the cataloguer for identification purposes.


Wellcome Library no. 2064133i


  • English

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  • Photograph album labelled ‘Drag'

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