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British prisoners of war, one in drag, posing for "The Timbertown Follies", at a prisoner of war camp in Groningen. Process print, 191-.

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[between 1910 and 1919?]

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Molly Morgan, drag star of the Timbertown Follies, performing a Pierrot number: he sits on top of a piano, wearing a white dress, surrounded by men dressed as pierrots One of the many revues staged by some of the 1,500 or so members of the First Royal Naval Brigade, interned as prisoners of war in the camp outside Groningen, northern Netherlands, from 1914 to 1918, which they nicknamed HMS Timbertown. As they were not involved in any conflict and were housed in reasonable comfort with time on their hands, they were able to stage some very elaborate and professional theatrical revues which became famous back in the UK. Their performances included pastiches of many of the revues and musical comedies produced in England at this time

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The Timbertown Follies (Interned in Holland)

Publication/Creation

[England] : [publisher not identified], [between 1910 and 1919?]

Physical description

1 print : process print ; sheet 9.0 x 13.9 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2044126i



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