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Henri Defreyn in drag as a geisha. Process print after G. Dupont, 19--.

Date:
[between 1900 and 1999?]
Reference:
2064178i
Part of:
The James Gardiner Collection. Photographs.
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Description

Henri Defreyn performing a parody of Sada Yacco, geisha and actress. The extremely popular Japanese entertainer Sada Yacco had toured the world 1900-1903 and caused a sensation wherever she went. She seems to have been as much a favourite with the drag queens of the 1900s as Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland were later in the century.

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Publication/Creation

[Belgium] : Edité par "Le carnet mondain", [between 1900 and 1999?]

Physical description

1 print : process print ; 13.7 x 9 cm

Lettering

M. Defreyn (Sarah Yacco). Phot. G. Dupont

Notes

This work is untitled: the title has been supplied by the cataloguer for identification purposes.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2064178i

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Lettering printed in black on recto

Languages

  • French

Where to find it

  • Photograph album labelled ‘Drag'

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