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A ventriloquist in drag, known as "Thora ?". Photographic postcard, 191-.

Date
[between 1910 and 1919?]
Reference
2044823i
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Description

The actor is in drag holding a prop under his chin, gazing at the viewer. The lettering and the inscription on the catalogued print illustrates the use of the question mark after the (usually single) name of the subject to indicate gender ambiguity. The masculine eyebrows and lack of make-up to some degree destroy any illusion of femininity, despite the high quality of the costume

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [between 1910 and 1919?]

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint ; sheet 13.5 x 8.7 cm

Lettering

Thora ? Ventriloquist. Thora ?

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2044823i

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • The James Gardiner Collection

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  • Photograph album labelled ‘Drag'

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