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British servicemen performing a sketch. Photograph, 191-.

[between 1910 and 1919?]


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A British concert party somewhere in the Middle East towards the end of World War I, performing a tableau entitled 'The picnic on Highgate Hill' (according to inscription on verso). The majority of the men are in drag. A large group of performers are posed in front of a leafy landscape backdrop wearing a variety of costumes including plush 'cat' suits, and a Dick Whittington. The drag costumes are those of ragged gypsy dancers. A uniformed private in uniform of unidentified regiment stands to right just in shot partially behind the backdrop


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

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint ; sheet 8.7 x 14.0 cm


Wellcome Library no. 2043071i



  • English


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