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A Ukrainian prisoner of war performing a dance at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Tharan, 191-.

  • Tharan, Paul
Date
[between 1910 and 1919?]
Reference
2043271i
Part of
The James Gardiner Collection. Photographs.
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Description

A man in drag poses in front of a painted backdrop wearing detailed attire, holding a handkerchief.

Publication/Creation

Cottbus : Paul Tharan. Lager-Photograph, [between 1910 and 1919?]

Physical description

1 photographic postcard ; 8.8 x 13.6 cm

Lettering

Aus dem Gefangenanlagern Cottbus. Ukrainische Volkstypen. Ukrainische Tanzerin.

Notes

The following description was provided by James Gardiner: "The inmates and actors of Cottbus POW Camp in Germany were fortunate in having a talented photographer, Paul Tharan, to immortalise their drag escapades. This one shows a ‘Ukrainian Dancer’ in extremely elaborate embroidered costume and necklaces."
This work is untitled: the title has been supplied by the cataloguer for identification purposes.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2043271i

Languages

  • German

Where to find it

  • Military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag

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