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A British prisoner of war in drag, wearing a delicate short dress, leans towards the viewer with his hands on his hips. Photographic postcard by E. Ohle, 191-.

Ohle, Ernst.
Date
[between 1910 and 1919?]

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Description

He is wearing a decorative head band and is standing on stage with dark background scenery. Prisoner of war 'Vera' in camp drag in World War I. The camp is not identified, but presumably near the Rhine as the photographer is Ernest Ohle, Kölln. Vera appears to be an accomplished performer, slim and elegantly posed, and could easily pass as a woman

Publication/Creation

Köln a. Rh. [Cologne] (Komödienstr. 20) : Ernst Ohle, [between 1910 and 1919?]

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint ; sheet 8.9 x 13.8 cm

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Lettering

Sincerely yours "Vera" "Crumps"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2043515i

Language

  • German


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