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Mr. Alfred Wellesley as "Mrs Sinbad" in "Sinbad the sailor"

Date
[between 1920 and 1929?]
Reference
2064181i
Part of
The James Gardiner Collection. Photographs.
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Description

Photograph of Alfred Wellesley dressed in drag as Mrs Sinbad.

Publication/Creation

[England?] : [publisher not identified], [between 1920 and 1929?]

Physical description

1 photographic postcard; 13.5 x 8.4 cm

Lettering

Alfred Wellesley in drag as Mrs Sinbad. Photographic postcard, 192- (?).

Notes

This work is untitled: the title has been supplied by the cataloguer for identification purposes.
The following description was provided by James Gardiner: "Alfred Wellesley (ca. 1875-1943) enjoyed great success as a comic actor, on stage and in film during the 1920s and 1930s. This autographed postcard shows him in pantomime drag demonstrating the move towards more glamorous Dames which occurred towards the 1920s. Fewer washerwomen and more fairy queens was pretty much the order of the day. Wellesley's make-up and garb is still comic, but the furs and jewels add another dimension."

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2064181i

Languages

  • English

Where to find it

  • Photograph album labelled ‘Drag'

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